Kolkata: The BJP today approached the Election Commission alleging that Trinamool Congress is instigating violence in West Bengal.
A party delegation, comprising Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Vijay Goel, met the poll panel and raised the matter.
Talking to media in New Delhi, Mr Javadekar said, the Commission needs to take tougher measures so that election can take place in a peaceful, free and fair manner in West Bengal.
He said, the TMC cadres are capturing booths and are resorting to violence.
Mr Javadekar said, the BJP has evidence that few state police personnel are affecting the electoral procedure.
Mr Naqvi said, there are 400 Quick Response Teams functioning in the state and the party has demanded to make contact numbers of the officials public so that any election-related discrepancies and malpractices can be brought to the poll body's notice. (AIR NEWS)