“We have informed the CEC and other ECI officials that the BSF is threatening voters in the border areas. We have received inputs that officers of the paramilitary force are visiting various villages and asking people to cast their votes in favour of a particular political party.
“This is a dangerous situation and the ECI must look into it,” TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee told reporters after meeting the ECI delegation here.
Chatterjee also alleged that the BSF personnel were telling the villagers that “none but us will remain in the border areas throughout the year to look after you”.
Reacting to the TMC allegations, BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh said that the BSF only protects the borders and no fingers should be pointed at the force.
“Those levelling the allegations know better what prompted them to say such things,” Ghosh said after meeting the ECI delegation.
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