Birbhum: Trinamool Congress (TMC) Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal has been put under house arrest till April 30. The state will go to polls in the fourth phase on Monday. Polling officers had requested West Bengal Chief Electoral Officer (WB CEO) of the leader’s house arrest for a free and fair election. Also Read - 'Only Silence That Speaks Volumes', WB Governor Accuses CM Mamata of Ignoring 'Urgent 10:47 pm Message'
On Sunday, a senior Election Commission (EC) official met Mondal and informed him officially that he will be ‘under close watch’ till 6 AM on April 30. Thereafter, Mondal was asked to deposit his personal mobile phones and was requested to co-operate with a Deputy Magistrate. A central paramilitary forces personnel will keep an eye on him till the said date. Also Read - TMC Delegation Stopped on Their Way to Meet Family of Hathras Victim; Female Leaders Allege Manhandle by Cops
Following the EC’s order, Anubrata had said, “Such a directive is not going to have any impact on the TMC’s vote share. I personally feel that EC’s surveillance on me will increase our vote share. If they want to take my mobile phones, I don’t have any problem as I can use any other phones. As far as ‘close watch’ on me is a concern, I have a principle that during polls I don’t go anywhere. I sit at the party office. I don’t keep my job pending for polling day.” Also Read - Bengali Actor and MP Nusrat Jahan Receives Death Threats For Posing as Goddess Durga on Social Media
He also added, “All work related to the poll has already been done. I have already given medicines to those who were having headache, fever or body ache. I hope the polling will be good tomorrow.”