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Bengal: Booth bombed; voter killed; polling agent found hanging

Goons of Trinamool and Congress roamed the streets and haunted the booths with impunity in the third phase of Lok Sabha election in Bengal

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New Delhi/Kolkata: In West Bengal, while 68% of votes have been cast, the Trinamool and Congress workers clashed at a polling station in Murshidabad. Tairul Sheikh, a voter awaiting his turn in a queue before a polling booth in Murshidabad, was hacked to death.

Rare hooliganism of Congress in Bengal

This was a Congress-TMC clash in the Bhagwangola area in Murshidabad, one of the few pockets in Bengal where the Congress still survives.

Unidentified political goons threw a bomb near another booth.

Many have been reported injured in cases of electoral violence across Bengal.

Tujam Ansari, Masadul Islam and Mallick Mondal have been hurt in the poll-related violence. One of the injured is the husband of Domkal’s councillor. They are receiving treatment at the Murshidabad Medical College Hospital.

Most injured or dead are said to be Trinamool workers who were attacked by the Congress.

The body of a polling agent was found hanging at his house in Buniadpur of the South Dinajpur district. The police have initiated an inquiry into the death.

In the second phase of this election, Hindus of an entire village were not allowed to vote by Muslim workers of the Trinamool who had presumed the Hindus were all voters of the BJP.

In the recent past, politically the most violent State of the country has seen Shishu Pal Shahish (22), Trilochan Mahato (18) and Dulal Kumar (32) hanging in different parts of Purulia. According to the BJP, these were murders made to come across as suicides.

The latest spate of violence began since the panchayat election of last year when 33% of the seats went uncontested, with the Trinamool winning all of them. Allegedly, the party ruling the State did not allow any competitor to reach the centres for filing nominations. The Calcutta High Court took the Mamata Banerjee government to task for this farce of democracy, but things have not improved ever since.

Rest of India

According to the previous plan of the Election Commission, voting was to be held on 114 seats in 14 States. Due to security reasons in the second leg, however, polling could not be organised for the East Tripura Lok Sabha seat. This seat has also been included in the third phase.

Voting is going on for 117 seats in 15 States for the third phase of the Lok Sabha election. By 4 o’clock, the voting average was 52%.

For more Lok Sabha election-related news, please visit this page.

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