Violence in West Bengal doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon. In another incident, a Bharatiya Janata Party worker and his mother had been brutally assaulted by Trinamool Congress (TMC) staff in Tarkeswar, Hooghly. It happened just before the third phase polls began on Tuesday.
The incident was reported by a journalist who informed that the victim, Srabani Chowdhury was attacked by TMC workers and her earlobe was torn while she was trying to protect her son, a BJP worker from TMC goons.
I met Srabani Chowdhury in #Tarakeswar.
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TMC activists forcibly tried to remove her earring which led to profuse bleeding from her ear. The reporter also shared the image through her official Twitter handle.
Swapan Dasgupta, the BJP candidate from Tarakeswar constituency has slammed the TMC for the violence.
“You can see a shop behind you that is completely smashed and another one in front of you. A lady had her earlobes badly hit because her earring was taken out. This was because her son is a BJP worker. Despite this, the brave lady went to vote because she said that she has overcome fear now. But, this is the reality. Poor people are losing their livelihood because of the vandalism by the TMC,” he said while speaking to reporters on the matter.
Earlier, former Governor of Tripura and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tathagata Roy claimed that a BJP worker’s mother was killed allegedly by “TMC goons” in Goghat in Hooghly district of the poll-bound West Bengal.
“In Goghat in Hooghly district of West Bengal, Piru Adak, a BJP worker was attacked by Trinamool goons. When his mother Madhavi tried to save him the goons attacked and killed her,” he tweeted
The BJP has also alleged that people were stopped from casting their votes by hooligans associated with the TMC. Additionally, BJP agent was also stopped from entering the booth in the Tarkeswar. BJP candidate from Baruipur Purba constituency, Chandan Mandal, has also levelled the same allegations that the party agents were stopped from entering eight election booths.
While voting in three phases has been completed, The fourth phase of polling will take place on April 10. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.