Published On: Tue, Apr 8th, 2014


In a shocking incidence the election commission of India  ordered
transfer of five superintendents of police (SPs) and one district
magistrate ahead of the Lok Sabha poll in West Bengal.  State Chief
Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Gupta told reporters that the SPs of
Malda, Birbhum, Burdwan, West Midnapore and Mushidabad have been
transferred as per orders of the CEC.

He said that the SP of Birbhum Alok Rajoria has been transferred to
fill up the vacant post of SP of Jhargram police district. The
district magistrate of North 24-Parganas, O S Meena, has also been
transferred, he said.

The other officials transferred are a district election officer, an
ADM and a returning officer.The transfers came close on the heels of the visit of the full bench of the CEC on Saturday.
But this decision of EC is strongly opposed by Mamta Banarjee as
reacting to EC’s transfer order, chief minister Mamata Benerjee
declared, “I challenge the Election Commission to remove anybody while
I am in charge.” “How can the Election Commission transfer and name
new officers without consulting the state government?” Banerjee asked.

“You will only listen to the Congress…to make the Congress win, BJP
win. You will have to take my resignation. I will not remove anybody,”
she said.Now this may be going to to put a harsh debate between the political
parties and election commission as Lok Sabha polls are on the start

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