New Delhi, Apr 1: Mounting pressure on the Trinamool Congress regime in West Bengal, the BJP on Monday urged the Election Commission to ensure that the posting of paramilitary officers must be carried out solely by the "special police observer" in a transparent and unbiased manner.
A delegation comprising Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Mukhtaq Abbas Naqvi said "this must be done at the earliest".
The Central forces must be directed to carry out flag march in all constituencies in the state, said the party in a memorandum.
"Posting of paramilitary officers must be carried out solely by the special police observer in a transparent and unbiased manner and this must be done immediately," the memorandum said.
The BJP delegation comprised among others two party general secretaries Arun Singh and Bhupender Yadav. The saffron party also said the poll panel must ensure that West Bengal Chief Secretary Moloy De and state police chief Virendra Kumar are not involved in the election process as these top officials were also partisan and working at the behest of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
They also demanded that central forces should be deployed in all 42 constituencies in the state. The party leaders complained the BJP workers are continue to be threatened and intimated in the Trinamool-ruled state.
Recently, the Supreme Court termed as "very very serious" the revelations made by CBI in a status report relating to the recent interrogation of the then Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam case.
The court also had rejected plea to close the contempt proceedings against West Bengal Chief Secretary Malay De and DGP Virendra Kumar. UNI