West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections

WATCH: Violence During Final Phase Of Voting In West Bengal, People In Basirhat Allege Being Stopped From Voting By TMC 'goons'

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Violence during the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections erupted in several areas in West Bengal
  • In Basirhat, around 100 people alleged that they were not allowed to vote, allegedly, by the TMC goons

Violence during the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections erupted in several areas in West Bengal.

In Basirhat, around 100 people alleged that they were not being allowed to vote, allegedly, by the TMC goons. They alleged that TMC goons were going inside their houses and threatened the villagers. They claimed that the TMC goons blocked the traffic in order to stop people voting. The villagers said they tried thrice to cast vote their votes but were scared for their lives.

BJP MP from Basirhat, Sayantan Basu also spoke about the incident.

The women were also allegedly manhandled earlier on Sunday and said they are scared that if they go out to vote their houses will be burned.

There have been frequent reports of violence in the state, more so, since the polling has begun. Several instances were reported on Sunday.

There were also clashes (as seen in the video), allegedly, between TMC and BJP workers in Baduria region of Basirhat. Bombs were also reportedly hurled in Gilaberia area of Barishat.

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As per sources, bike-borne goons had thrown bombs outside poll booths. The Central Forces ran behind them, due to which they left their bike and ran away from the place.

There were reports of bombs being hurled in Mathurapur constituency, which is a reserved constituency.

There were reports of pre-poll violence hours before the last phase of Lok Sabha elections with the Trinamool and BJP blaming each other for the violence. In West Bengal's cars were set ablaze and crude bombs were hurled. 

Sources informed that a senior Trinamool Congress leader is contesting against Arjun Singh's brother in Bhatpara in Barrackpore constituency in the last phase. However, it is not clear who instigated the violence as the blame game between the party has begun. RAF and West Bengal police have taken charges in the area.

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