Have Full Faith In Bengal Deputy Election In-Charge: Election Commission
Rejecting allegations of the Trinamool Congress that Deputy Election Commissioner in-charge of West Bengal Sudeep Jain is biased, the Election Commission on Friday said it has "full faith in the integrity and fairness" of the senior official.
The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal had on Thursday demanded the removal of Mr Jain, accusing him of being biased against it and breaking norms of the federal structure.
In a statement, the poll panel said that all its deputy election commissioners and other officials posted in the commission's headquarters or working in the field are "discharging their duties strictly as per the Constitution of India and the various extant rules regarding the conduct of elections".
"There could be an odd exception here or there in which case the EC (Election Commission) takes corrective action immediately," it said.
The statement said in the immediate case, "the commission has full faith in the integrity and fairness of Sudeep Jain, DEC".