BJP delegation led by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman met Election Commission officials and demanded re-polling in the violence-hit constituencies of West Bengal.
Speaking to the media, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, said: "We gave the Election Commission detailed information of the violence inflicted upon our workers and reiterated our demand for re-poll in constituencies where violence occurred in seventh phase and earlier phases, particularly in West Bengal. We have also demanded that the EC withdraw the false cases made against BJP leaders in West Bengal."
Large scale violence was reported from different parliamentary constituencies across West Bengal on the seventh phase of the general elections with Trinamool and BJP blaming each other for the violence. While vehicles of few leaders were vandalised in poll-related violence, BJP has also accused TMC of beating its office-bearers.
West Bengal that went for polls in all the phases of the Lok Sabha elections witnessed violence in every phase. The counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls will take place on May 23.