The Election Fee has eliminated returning officers of eight constituencies within the metropolis that may go to the polls within the final two phases of the West Bengal meeting elections on April 26 and 29, an official stated on Wednesday.
New officers have already been appointed within the Chowringhee, Entally, Bhowanipur, Beliaghata, Jorasanko, Shyampukur, Kashipur-Belgachia and Kolkata Port meeting segments, he stated.
Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab described the switch of the eight returning officers “as a routine transfer since they’d held their posts for greater than three years”.
Sources within the ballot panel stated complaints had been acquired towards the officers for allegedly favouring the ruling Trinamool Congress.
Kolkata Port meeting constituency will vote on April 26 and the elections to different seven seats will probably be held on April 29.
“Returning officers play an vital function within the election course of, and the norm of transferring officers was adopted in these circumstances,” the official of the ballot panel stated.
The EC had just lately eliminated three officers, together with the returning officer of the Ballygunj meeting constituency within the metropolis.