Central Forces Coercing People to Vote for BJP: Trinamool to EC
Scattered incidents of violence were reported across eight constituencies in West Bengal voting in the 6th phase of polls.
Trinamool (TMC) filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) on May 12, accusing the central forces of coercing people to vote for BJP in Jhargram, West Bengal.
The party tweeted that the voters at booth numbers 186, 234 were complaining that central forces are forcing people to vote for the saffron party.
News coming in from Salboni (Jhargram) #Bengal booth numbers 186, 234. Now being shown on local channels. Residents complaining that central forces are forcing people to vote for #BJP. Trinamool lodges a complaint with the @ECISVEEP
— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) May 12, 2019
Times Now reported scattered incidents of violence across the eight parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal where polling is underway in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections.
State BJP president Dilip Ghosh was reportedly chased away from Midnapore’s Gopalpur area.
The convoy of BJP’s Ghatal candidate Bharati Ghosh was vandalised. The party alleged that TMC workers were behind the attack.
West Bengal: Vehicles in BJP Candidate from Ghatal, Bharti Ghosh’s convoy vandalized. BJP has alleged that TMC workers are behind the attack pic.twitter.com/xdsJNkKhV8
— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
BJP and TMC workers clashed at booth number 254 in Bankura after BJP alleged poll rigging by TMC workers, reports say.
As the 2019 Lok Sabha elections enters the 6th phase, in West Bengal voting is underway at Bankura, Bishnupur, Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram, Medinipur and Purulia.