Friday, May 8, 2009

Congress, TMC Unleash Violence in Bengal Second Phase Polls

Kolkata,7th May- The second phase polling in West Bengal was marred by violence, unleashed by Trinamool Congress and Congress in some constituencies, resulting in deaths of two persons. The polling was by and large peaceful in most of the constituencies. The polling percentage will cross 75 per cent in the state.
In Nandigram, part of Tamluk constituency, TMC activists captured 58 booths and the entire voting took place in terrorized atmosphere. CPI(M) polling agents were not allowed to enter in the booths.TMC resorted to violence by hurling bombs in Sonachura, Adhikarypara, Gokulnagar, Kendemari . At least 7 CPI (M) workers were injured. Left Front Chairman Biman Basu demanded a repoll in those areas. Already Election Commission has been informed about the violation of democratic rights of the people in Nandigram.
In Khargram, part of Murshidabad constituency, CPI(M) supporter Kashinath Mondal was killed while two of his brothers were grievously injured when Congress workers hurled bombs. The brothers were returning after casting their vote.
In Jangipur, where Pranab Mukherji is the Congress candidate, Congress workers attacked some booths in the morning.
TMC activists captured few booths in Uluberia , where Hannan Mollah is CPI(M) candidate. In Raina, part of Burdwan-East constituency, TMC activists attacked a booth and crushed EVM. In Asansol, TMC activists attacked voters in a booth resulting in a clash. One person was killed there. In Jangipara , part of Serampore constituency, TMC activists attacked in three villages and captured four booths.
Biman Basu alleged that TMC leaders issued threats of violence even before the elections. The democratic people of the state thwarted their attempt in most part of the state. However, TMC and Congress could implement a part of their conspiracy in some constituencies.

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