West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections

Pre-poll Violence In West Bengal: Ahead Of Final Phase Of Lok Sabha Elections, BJP Leaders Attacked In North 24 Paraganas

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Just ahead of the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 on May 19, the violence in West Bengal has erupted as BJP party members were attacked yet again, allegedly by TMC goons
  • BJP's Tuhin Mondal's house in Barasat in North 24 Parganas district was ransacked while BJP leader Arvind Menon' car was vandalised
  • Both Mondal and Menon were also beaten up allegedly by┬áthe TMC goons

Just ahead of the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 on May 19, the violence in West Bengal has erupted as BJP party members were attacked yet again, allegedly by TMC goons. 

BJP's Tuhin Mondal's house in Barasat in North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, was ransacked, allegedly by TMC goons. Following this, the car of BJP leader and co - incharge of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal Arvind Menon, who had reached there, was also vandalised. Both Mondal and Menon were also beaten up allegedly by the TMC goons.

The incident happened at around 9 pm on Monday. The police rushed there immediately and Menon was taken to Barasat police station. 

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The phase 5 of the general elections saw several violent incidents. On Sunday, during Phase 5 of the Lok Sabha elections on Sunday, clashes had erupted in Ghatal when BJP's Bharti Ghosh's convoy was allegedly attacked by protesting villagers who pelted stones at her car. One security personnel has also been hurt in the clashes. Talking to media after the attack, Ghosh blamed the West Bengal Chief Minister for allegedly 'looting votes' and also claimed that the police has been instructed to turn a blind eye towards it.

Earlier in a polling booth in Ghatal, a BJP election agent had claimed that Trinamool women workers were allegedly not allowing him to sit inside the poll booth, as per reports. The workers had claimed that the BJP man was allegedly not a polling agent and hence they were reportedly blocking him from entering the booth. In the ensuing clashes, Ghosh was reportedly hurt as she fell down and injured her toe. Angry villagers were reported to be surrounding the booth and protesting.

"I will lodge a complaint. Mamata Bandhopadhyay (Banerjee) has given a clear direction to not allow voting to happen. She is looting votes and terrorising West Bengal which is a shameful thing to do. She has place people to loot the votes and has instructed the police to not take any action. This injustice should be shown to the world," she said.

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