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In a blatant poll violation, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the sitting MP from Behrampore, West Bengal, on Monday has alleged that he caught some TMC workers booth rigging in his constituency.
Visuals show that in the polling booth set up in Krishnanath college, the Congress MP is seen confronting the violators who were caught poll rigging.
Reporting exclusively from West Bengal, Republic reporter has shared the details saying:
"In addition to various cases of booth rigging in 8 constituencies of West Bengal, when Chowdhury reached this particular booth, he claims that he saw a young man who was trying to rig the polls there. When Chowdhury tried to catch him red-handed, the youth tried to flee away. But ultimately he was caught by the police."
This has not been the only clash that has occurred in West Bengal where polls are in progress in eight constituencies on Monday.
Earlier on the same day, in a continuing trend in West Bengal, a massive scuffle broke out in Asansol, following which car of Union Minister Babul Supriyo was vandalised outside a polling booth in the region.
A huge clash broke out between TMC (Trinamool Congress) workers and QRF and security personnel outside polling booth number 125-129 in Asansol after disagreement erupted between BJP & CPI(M) workers after TMC workers insisted on polling despite the absence of central forces, news agency ANI reported.
Following this, TMC goons attacked the Republic TV crew in Asansol amid the violence that broke out in the constituency.
The visual show the windshield of the car smashed to pieces. Republic reporter Shantashree narrates the horrific incident, saying that the car was kicked by the TMC goons as well. The goons are roaming across the sector with lathis and sticks with which they attacked the Republic crew which was in Asansol for the news report.
In the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections, nine states are going to the polls today with 72 seats up for the grabs. In West Bengal, eight constituencies are witnessing polling including, Baharampur, Krishnagar, Ranaghat (SC), Burdwan East (SC), Burdwan-Durgapur, Asansol, Bolpur (SC) and Birbhum.
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