Kolkata: Amid polling for Phase 2 of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, the convoy of CPI(M) candidate from Raiganj, Md Salim, was attacked. (Catch LIVE Updates of Phase 2 Polling Here)
Salim was visiting Patagora, Islampur, in Raiganj constituency to observe polling when stones were pelted and his vehicle was attacked. Salim has blamed Trinamool Congress for this.
“I came here after hearing reports that Trinamool Congress’ men were preventing people from casting their votes. When I confronted them, they attacked my vehicle. My driver and assistant were still inside the vehicle when it was attacked with stones and bricks. They had to flee along with the vehicle to save their life,” said Salim.
“Massive rigging was on when I arrived here. Trinamool Congress men also tried to attack me with rods,” he added. Immediately after, the sector officer arrived at the polling booth and asked Salim to wait till Central force jawans arrived at the booth.
Meanwhile, Salim has registered a complaint with the CEO’s office. Sources in the CEO office said they were looking into it. (Pooja Mehta)