Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], April 26 (ANI): As polling for the seventh part of West Bengal Assembly elections was underway on Monday, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) polling agent alleged that he was forcefully pushed out of a sales space by members of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).
BJP polling agent Sankar Sakar alleged that he was forcefully pushed out of the sales space by TMC members and made to depart the spot in Bakhra village of Ratua, Malda.
“I am an agent at booth number 91. Members of TMC, who are residents of the village, told me that they won’t let me there as I’m not a voter there. They forcefully pushed me out. I was threatened by them,” mentioned Sankar Sakar.
Meanwhile, a TMC member denied the allegation and mentioned that as he was not a voter right here, he was requested to depart respectfully.
“He is not a voter here so we asked him to leave respectfully. Nobody threatened him. He was here since morning and he never caused any harm and he is not from this constituency and he is not allowed here, so the villagers asked him to leave,” mentioned Riyajul, a TMC chief.
Voting is at present underway in 34 constituencies throughout 5 districts of the state. A complete of 268 candidates, together with 37 ladies, are within the fray on this part of the elections.
Polling for phases 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the state elections occurred on March 27, April 1, April 6, April 10, April 17 and April 22 respectively. Polling for the ultimate part shall be held on April 29 whereas the counting of votes will happen on May 2. (ANI)