The Election Commission has rejected the Trinamool Congress’ request for recount of votes in Nandigram in the Indian state of West Bengal. According to the commission, recount of votes is not possible. Earlier, Trinamool supremo Mamata had warned to approach the court on the issue.
According to media India.com, it was first learned in the counting of votes on Sunday that Mamata had won by defeating BJP candidate Shuvendu Adhikari in Nandigram. Later, the commission announced that Shuvendu had won. After that, the Trinamool approached the commission demanding recount.
Trinamool alleges vote counting was rigged, many valid votes were not counted for Trinamool. And invalid votes for the BJP have also been counted. The Trinamool claimed that the server was down for some time during the count.
Although the Returning Officer informed on behalf of the Election Commission, the agent of the Trinamool candidate signed and agreed in each round of counting. If it was fraud, why did they sign?
The commission further said that Shuvendu Adhikari got one lakh 9 lakh 673 votes in Nandigram. Mamata Banerjee got 1 lakh 7 thousand votes. In response to allegations of fraud in the Trinamool postal ballot, the commission said there were a total of 2,486 postal ballots at the Nandigram center. Even if the ballot is recounted, there is no room for manipulation.