Asansol: Even as clashes broke out between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and BJP workers in West Bengal’s Asansol during the fourth phase of voting in Lok Sabha elections on Monday, actor-turned-politician Moon Moon Sen hadn’t a clue about them when media accosted her with questions. (Catch LIVE Updates of Phase 4 Voting Here) Also Read - Code of Conduct: EC Asks Petrol Pumps to Remove Hoardings With PM Modi's Photos Within 72 Hours
The TMC candidate from Asansol claimed her bed tea was served late so she overslept and that was why she was completely at sea about the clashes. “They gave me my bed tea very late so I woke up very late. What can I say? I really don’t know,” she told NDTV. Also Read - AAP Sweeps Delhi MCD Bypolls, Arvind Kejriwal Says People Now Want Good Work In Municipality Too
Incumbent MP from Asansol and BJP candidate Babul Supriyo’s car was vandalised in the violence. Supriyo went on to allege that TMC workers were involved in booth-capturing and were preventing people from casting their vote. Also Read - Karnataka Sex Tape Scandal: As Ramesh Jarkiholi Resigns, Here's a List of Past Political Controversies
However, contrary to the reports, Sen claimed that violence in Bengal had reduced from the days of Communist Party of India (M) rule. She also said that Bengal wasn’t the only state to report of political clashes; they took place across the country.
As soon as she was told about the allegations of violence made by her political rival, Sen said, “I don’t want to hear his name. Bas (that’s it).”
In the 2014 elections, Sen had defeated the CPI(M) strongman Basudeb Acharia from Bankura.