Friday, May 15, 2009

Peaceful Polling in West Bengal

Kolkata,13th May- The last phase elections in West Bengal passed off peacefully barring stray incidents of violence. As reports are trickling in , more than 75% voters have cast their vote. Stream of people began to stand in line from early morning and long queues were seen throughout the day in a keenly fought battle.
Trinamool Congress planned attacks on booths and signs were visible from last night. Many miscreants , including persons fron Nandigram were arrested last night in and around Kolkata. An ambulance, ferrying arms was spotted by police. TMC miscreants attacked some booths in Joynagar, Jadavpur, DumDum but generally they were resisted by the people. There was wide cover of central forces too.
However, TMC assailants killed CPI(M) leader and elected member of the Panchayat Samiti , Jainul Mollah in Canning, part of Joynagar. He was severly attacked with sharp weapons when returning after casting his vote.
Left Front Chairman Biman Basu congratulated the people of the state for exercising their democratic rights in a peaceful manner.
In 101 booths of Mathurapur constituency voting will take place tomorrow as EVM machines generated technical error last night. Torrential rains caused this damage. Left front Chairman expressed his surprise over this incident.

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