CPI(M) candidate Dr Fuad Halim from Diamond Harbour has been attacked in West Bengal allegedly by TMC workers. This is the second time the leader has been attacked in the state.
He was attacked while taking out a rally in Diamond Harbour from where he is contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections against TMC's Abhisek Banerjee. Banerjee who is an MP is also the nephew of Mamata Banerjee.
The CPI(M) has said that they were passing against TMC workers in Gurudas Nagar who were also campaigning following which the clash happened.
The party has said that TMC attacked its workers after which they took shelter in a local place. The police later came and took them from the shelter. While Dr Halim has not been seriously injured, the workers have allegedly been badly beaten up.
The TMC has also complained that CPI(M) workers attacked first.
The earlier attack against Dr Halim happened on April 9, 2019.
A bunch of alleged Trinamool goons had heckled and abused Dr Fuad Halim, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate from Diamond Harbour constituency in South 24 Parganas district during his election campaign. In a video accessed by Republic TV, a group of men can be seen attacking and pushing the CPI(M) leader. Severely injured, Dr Halim was admitted to Amtala hospital where he underwent a full checkup.
The state of West Bengal will vote for the Lok Sabha elections in seven phases. Three phases took place during April 11, April 18 and April 23, the last four will take place on April 29, May 6 and May 12 and May 19.
April 11: Coochbehar and Alipurduar
April 18: Jalpaigudi, Darjeeling and Raigunge
April 23: Balurghat, Malda Uttar, Malda Dakshin, Jangipur and Murshidabad
April 29: Behrampore, Krishnanagar, Bolpur, Birbhum, Ranaghat, Burwan Durgapur, Burdwan Purba and Birbhum
May 6: Bongaon, Barackpur Howrah, Uluberia, Hoogly, Srirampore, Hoogly and Arambag
May 12: Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Purulia, Bakuda, Jhargram, Medinipur and Bishnupur
May 19: Dumdum, Barasat, Basirhat, Joynagar, Mathurapur, Diamond Harbour, Jadavpur, Kol Dakshin and Kol Uttar