As polling underway, fifty-nine seats across seven states will go to polls in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2019 on Sunday, Bihar also witnessed violence along with neighbouring West Bengal.
Sanjay Jaiswal, a BJP candidate from West Champaran was attacked in Bettiah town, allegedly by the villagers, when he was inspecting in a polling booth in his constituency. BJP workers has said that he was questioning against unfair means in the polling booth. However, Police and authorities came on time and handled the situation.
Sources also informed that Police has gheraoed the area while all the attackers have escaped from the area. Amid unprecedented security arrangements put in place by the Election Commission (EC), the sixth phase witnessed violence in West Bengal, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Voting in phase 6 is being held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 seats in Haryana, 9 seats in Bihar, 8 seats each in Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal, all seven seats in Delhi and 4 seats in Jharkhand. Violence, which has been witnessed in all poll phases in West Bengal thus far, struck again on Sunday when alleged Trinamool supporters purportedly threatened to bomb a poll booth in Gopalpur village in Medinipur district.
When asked about the violent clashes ensuing in West Bengal throughout the election, BJP candidate for the Medinipur constituency Dilip Ghosh said that the Trinamool government in power triggered the violence, as a result, these clashes are prevalent.
"Violence has been continuously occurring since polling began in West Bengal. While there was a dip in between it rose again when an agent was murdered in Murshidabad. While violence here is not new here, in this polls, the violence has reduced due to the action of the CRPF and the CEC. But according to the political tradition of West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool always instigates violence and they are continuing to do so. But as their numbers have reduced, violence also has gone down" said Ghosh.