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May 06, 2019

EC seeks report over alleged attack on BJP candidate in West Bengal

Sporadic incidents of violence have been reported from some places of West Bengal during the polling in the fifth phase. 

The Election Commission has sought a report from the administration on the alleged attack of BJP candidate, Arjun Singh by Trinamul Congress activists at Mohanpur under Barrackpore Parliamentary Seat. 

Tension prevails at different areas under this constituency where a series of clashes between ruling Trinamool Congress and BJP supporters were reported. 

Former Railway Minister, Dinesh Tribedy is fighting elections from this seat as Trinamul Congress nominee. 

The Election Commission has given special emphasis for maintaining law and order in the Barrackpore seat this time. Sporadic incidents of violence were also reported from Bongaon, Hooghly. 

BJP has demanded complete repolling in Barackpore Parliamentary Constituency alleging booth rigging and hooliganism by TMC cadres. 

Briefing media in New Delhi today, senior party leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, BJP will approach the Election Commission on the issue. He said, TMC is contesting polls in an undemocratic manner and creating violence and capturing booths. 

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