Awami League leader Surnajit Sengupta lambastes the Election Commission
over its “failure to prevent violence in the union parishad polls.
Ruling Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta has lambasted the
Election Commission over its “failure to prevent violence in the union
“Nine people have been killed [in the second phase polls]; we can not
keep close our eyes in this stage,” said Suranjit at a programme at
capital's Dhakeshwari Temple.
Terming the EC the most powerful commission, he said: “It has the
right to scrap an election if it wishes. But what is this EC? It does
not move, or budge.”
Suranjit, also the president of the parliamentary standing committee
on law, justice and parliamentary affairs, also criticised the
commission as it failed to hold trial for the election violence
Suranjit also criticised EC for inactive role in preventing attack on the minority community during the polls.
In the first-phase of the election held on March 22, at least 10
people lost their lives. The toll rised to 20 after completion of the
second phase. At least 11 others were killed in pre-election violence.