Vehicle of Union Minister and Asansol’s BJP candidate Babul Supriyo has been vandalised outside a polling station after a fight had sparked between workers of the BJP and the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress. The clashes broke out in West Bengal’s Asansol as voting was underway in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha Elections.
West Bengal: BJP MP candidate from Asansol, Babul Supriyo's car vandalised in Asansol. A TMC polling agent says, there is no BJP polling agent here. pic.twitter.com/kBNmpXCvPD
— ANI (@ANI) April 29, 2019
Speaking to the media, Supriyo alleged that voters are not being allowed to voted and added that it is shameful that he had to say that living in a democratic country.
The situation outside the polling booth, where BJP and Trinamool workers clashed, went out of control pertaining to which the police used batons to calm the situation down. Reportedly, The violence started after Trinamool workers insisted on voting in the absence of of central forces.
Taking to Twitter, the Union Minister alleged the TMC of violence and brutal intimidation saying,
1. Damra (Asansol Korth)
All booth agents chased out by Mayor Jitender tiwari *Raniganj*
Booth Nos. 169, 113, 218
Booth no. 20, 21, 22, 35, 36
Booth agents ko bahar nikal diya.
— Chowkidar Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) April 29, 2019
It may be noted that the BJP candidate faces off Trinamool’s Moon Moon Sen in the constituency.