Home Politics Phase 5 of Elections in West Bengal again sees violence, rigging and polling malpractices

Phase 5 of Elections in West Bengal again sees violence, rigging and polling malpractices

Rigging, violence seem to be the new normal in Bengal politics

West Bengal had witnessed significant poll violence in the first four phases of the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections. Instances of rigging, too, have been reported from the state. In Hooghly, TMC leader was seen pressing the EVM button for multiple voters at Naskarpur village in Hooghly constituency.

The BJP candidate from Hooghly, Locket Chatterjee, got into an argument with TMC supporters in Dhonekhali area of the constituency.

Voters in Bongaon, meanwhile, are claiming that Trinamool cadres are not allowing them to vote.

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Earlier today BJP candidate from Barrackpore, Arjun Singh, was reportedly attacked by goons associated with the Trinamool Congress. BJP District President in Hooghly, Pranab Mondal Saha, has alleged that he was thrashed by Trinamool goons while he was on his way to meet a fellow member of the party Khokon Biswas. Hooghly appears to be witnessing many such incidents. In the days leading up to the elections, a residence Locket Chatterjee was lodged at was allegedly attacked by Trinamool goons as well.

Rigging has also been reported in many other areas. The Trinamool Congress is rattled by the saffron surge in the state. Recently, Mamata Banerjee was seen losing her mind over chants of Jai Shri Ram. Regardless of the results of the elections, the 2019 General Elections is turning out to be a dark phase in the history of Bengal politics.

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