Trinamool Congress (TMC) lawmaker Dibyendu Adhikari urged the district magistrate of West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur to take “all precautionary measures well in advance,” saying “existing communal harmony may be blatantly disrupted.”
“I apprehend that the existing communal harmony may be blatantly disrupted, resulting in complete ruin in the normal, peaceful living of the people residing here,” Adhikari wrote in his letter to the DM and the district election officer.
The letter was written on Thursday, the day Nandigram and 29 other assembly constituencies went to the polls in the second phase of the elections.
Banerjee and the TMC have alleged “polling disruption” in Nandigram, a charge dismissed by the Election Commission of India (ECI). The chief minister reached one of the booths where she arrived after receiving reports of “rigging.”