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Violence Erupts in West Bengal, BJP’s Barrackpore Candidate Arjun Singh Claims Attack by ‘TMC-backed Goons’

West Bengal yet again witnesses violence amid polling, BJP candidate Arjun Singh injured

Updated: May 6, 2019 12:31 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Surabhi Shaurya

Violence Erupts in West Bengal, BJP's Barrackpore Candidate Arjun Singh Claims Attack by 'TMC-backed Goons'
BJP candidate Arjun Singh

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.

“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.

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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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