Nandita Sinha, wife of Kajal Sinha, the Trinamool Congress candidate from Khardah who died due to COVID-19, has lodged a police complaint against Deputy Election Commissioner Sudip Jain and other poll panel officials for allegedly not ensuring 'safety of candidates or general public during ongoing pandemic'.
Kajal Sinha, the TMC candidate from Khardah Assembly constituency who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at a hospital in Kolkata on Sunday.
Sinha (59) was found to have contracted the viral disease two days ago, following which he was admitted to Beliaghata ID hospital.
TMC supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed shock and grief over his demise.
'Very, very sad. Shocked. Kajal Sinha, our candidate from Khardaha, succumbed to Covid. He dedicated his life to serving people & just fought a tireless campaign. He was a long-serving committed member of @AITCofficial. We will miss him. My condolences to his family & his admirers,' Banerjee tweeted.
Polling was held in Khardah constituency on April 22.
Earlier this month, Pradip Kumar Nandi, the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP)candidate from Jangipur seat, and Congress nominee from Samserganj constituency Rezaul Haque succumbed to the disease.