Political turmoil has intensified in West Bengal ahead of the Assembly polls. The ruling Trinamool Congress has lodged serious complaints with the Election Commission. Trinamool has alleged that BSF jawans go to villages to intimidate people and ask them to vote for a particular political party. With this allegation, the Trinamool Congress has questioned the morality of the BSF.
In retaliation, the BSF said it was a non-political force that respected all leaders, all parties equally. The BSF has said it is committed to ensuring state security. The BSF issued the statement in response to comments from Trinamool leader and minister Firhad Hakim and Perth Chatterjee.
It may be mentioned that Firhad Hakim, Perth Chatterjee, Subrata Boxi went to the Election Commission to discuss the Assembly elections. Election Commission officials arrived in the state yesterday.
Trinamool leaders complained to the Election Commission that BSF jawans were going to border villages and pressuring the BJP to vote.
Perth Chatterjee has been very vocal in this regard and has lodged a complaint against the BSF with the Election Commission. In response, the BSF has issued a statement dismissing the Trinamool Congress' allegations as baseless.