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West Bengal Governor says concerned about political violence ahead of elections | India News


CALCUTTA: Expressing distress at the incidents of violence In the run-up to the West Bengal assembly elections, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday called on the police and administration to remain politically neutral.
“Anguished and worried about the violence @MamataOfficial in the electoral process. Democracy is meaningless without fair elections,” he said on Twitter.
Free, fair and peaceful elections are constitutional obligations of the police and the administration, Dhankhar said.
The governor has spoken of cases of conflict between political parties that have been reported in various districts of the state ahead of the eight-phase elections that begin on March 27.
“Everyone, including COs and ICs in police stations, must be politically neutral. Transgression and violations would lead to punitive actions,” added Dhankhar.

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