New Delhi: Violence erupted in West Bengal, where the fifth phase voting of the ongoing Lok Sabha polls is underway. BJP candidate Arjun Singh on Monday alleged that Trinamool Congress workers attacked him in front of police in Barrackpore’s Amtala.Also Read - West Bengal: 15 Fall Sick After Leakage of Chlorine Gas in Murshidabad; 2 Seriously Ill
“I was attacked by TMC goons who have been brought from outside. Those people were scaring away our voters. I am injured,” Singh said, while speaking to reporters after the attack. Also Read - CM Mamata Banerjee Bats for Creation of More Bengal Districts | Here's Why
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Reports claimed that a woman reached out to Singh saying her son who is a BJP polling agent couldn’t be found and could not enter the polling station. Upon hearing this, the BJP leader immediately rushed to find out the polling agent and made him sit in the booth. Later the TMC cadre reached there and got into a scuffle.
Contrary to reports, TMC supporters on the other hand, alleged that Arjun Singh misbehaved with women outside the polling booth.
Earlier on Sunday, Singh had courted controversy after he threatened to “introduce new operations” during the voting. He had also threatened police officers for not registering an FIR against Trinamool-backed miscreants who allegedly vandalised the house of a local councillor, who joined the BJP from Trinamool, at Halisahar in North 24 Parganas.
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