Tamluk, March 19: Followers of Lakshman Seth in East Midnapore who are opposed to the CPM candidate for Tamluk are allegedly telling Left voters to press the NOTA (none of the above) button on the EVM.
A CPM district secretariat member said former Tamluk MP Seth’s supporters wanted either Seth or his wife Tamalika to contest from the seat.
“But when Sheikh Ibrahim Ali was given the ticket, Seth’s followers in Tamluk, Haldia and elsewhere in East Midnapore got angry. They are carrying out a whisper campaign of sorts,” the CPM leader said.
Seth declined comment.