95 pc of polling officials belong to left union: K Sudhakaran
Kannur: Congress leader K Sudhakaran has alleged that 95 percent of officials deputed for top election duty belong to the left front’s labour unions. Addressing a press meet here on Sunday, he criticised that the government deliberately deployed them for duty.
“Only women officials are deployed for election duty at CPM centres like Anthoor and Kaliassery. There are no male officials found in these places. The politicians can easily threaten the women officials during the polls,” said Sudhakaran.
“Whatever be said, the women have their limitations. We all know the maximum level of their resistance. Only a few women officials are found to be strong to counter the pressure during duty,” he explained.
“The CPM local committee will get the list of the officials who are on election duty the previous day of the polling day. It is not occurring for the first time in the state. In most places, CPM workers are arranging accommodation for the officials. They used to provide all facilities for them to seek their favour,” he added.
The Congress leader also alleged irregularities in the postal voting. “No rules are followed in the postal voting. Ballot papers are kept in plastic bags without proper security. Recently, CPM activists and polling officials tried to sabotage postal vote at Peravoor,” alleged Sudhakaran.
He also expressed strong disappointment over the chief electoral officer Teeka Ram Meena.
“Teeka Ram Meena used to say he will take action against the irregularities. But he never takes any action. CPM is controlling the assembly election in the state. So, there is no chance for a fair election. CPM holds a policy of doing anything for retaining power,” criticised Sudhakaran.