Union Minister and BJP candidate Babul Supriyo’s car was vandalised during poll related violence in Bengal’s Asansol, earlier today. There were also reports of clash between Trinamool workers and security personnel at a polling booth in Asansol.
The incident took place around 9am. Babul Supriyo accused the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal of playing dirty tricks. “They want to confine me at a single place. I have to move to other places. Even those residing in buildings in front of the polling station could not cast their votes,” Supriyo said.
Violence was reported from several places in West Bengal during the first three phases. One person died in political clashes during the third phase while the car of CPI(M) candidate Md Salim was attacked in Islampur during the second round.
Eight Lok Sabha seats of West Bengal are going to polls in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state, 10 have already voted, amid reports of violence and malfunctioning electronic voting machines.