CPM Candidate Md. Salim Car under Attack in West Bengal’s Phase-2 Polls


Incidents of violence were reported in West Bengal during the ongoing phase-2 polls in the state on Thursday.

The Raigunj Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate Mohammed Salim car was attacked in Islampur while he was on his way to vote at Patgora polling station in Raigunj constituency.

However, Md. Salim somehow saved himself and took refuge in the polling station, his driver fled the spot.

Salim has alleged the Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers behind the attack. The CPM Islamapur candidate also said, the police didn’t take any action while his car was attacked.

The sitting MP Salim is up against Congress candidate Deepa Dasmunshi in Raigunj.

Whereas reports of violence have also been reported from Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling.

In Chopra assembly polls under Darjeeling constituency, incidents of clash between ruling party workers and voters have led the police to fire tear gas shells. National Highway-31 was also blocked by the agitators and crude bombs have been flung at the police.

Fierce competition by the BJP has led to the rise of such incidents by the TMC workers.

Booth number 112 in Chopra has been reported of destruction of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

Meanwhile in Jalpaiguri, TMC workers have set ablaze the BJP’s booth camp, said by the BJP leaders.



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