#Kolkata: The commission has been on alert since the incident in which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was injured in Nandigram. The commission began thinking specifically about how to provide security for VVIPs. In the wake of the Nandigram incident, the commission held a video conference with all the district magistrates and police superintendents. According to commission sources, in a news video conference, the ADG Law and Order asked the Chief Minister and the Prime Minister to be especially vigilant about security. Not only that, VVIPs have been asked to be more vigilant about security
In a video conference on the same day, the officials of the police-administration were made to understand that whatever is needed to strengthen the security must be done. According to the commission, some special plans may have to be taken for the security of VVIPs like the Prime Minister-Chief Minister. Commission sources said that the outline of which has already started
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was injured while campaigning in Nandigram on Thursday. Since then, state politics has been in turmoil. Questions began to arise, including about the security of the Chief Minister. On Wednesday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was brought directly to the SSKM Hospital from Nandigram through the Green Corridor. The Trinamool Congress has already questioned the law and order situation in the state. Perth Chatterjee has also alleged that the law and order situation in the state is deteriorating under the commission. Not only that, the National Election Commission has sent a report of the whole incident to the Chief Secretary of the state by 5 pm on Friday.
As a result, the commission is concerned about the overall safety of VVIPs. Sources said that there was a private meeting between ADG law enforcement and the state’s Chief Electoral Officer on how to strengthen the security of VVIPs. On the other hand, before the first round of elections, more troops are going to come to the state, according to the commission sources. 295 companies are already in the state. Another 200 companies are coming to the state this week. Sources said that more troops may come to the state in the wake of the incident in Nandigram on Wednesday. In that case, additional forces may be deployed in the districts where the first round of voting will take place, according to commission sources.
On Friday, two state-appointed police observers, Vivek Dubey and Ajay Naik, will meet the district governors and police superintendents of East Midnapore, West Midnapore and Jhargram. Commission officials feel that the meeting is going to be significant in the light of the Nandigram incident.