Kolkata: Voting for three assembly seats in West Bengal is underway today. The violence in during the Lok Sabha elections in the state still remained unchanged. While visiting Karimpur constituency on Monday, BJP candidate and state vice president Jay Prakash Majumdar was attacked by the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) party workers, who shouted slogans and attacked him.
The video of the incident is viral on social media. In the video, Jay Prakash is seen stepping down from the car, while the TMC workers attack him and throw him into the nearby bushes. With great difficulty, Jay Prakash managed to escape the attackers. Later the security personnel are seen trying to apprehend the attackers.
BJP leader Mukul Roy has blamed the TMC for this. He said, more than 50 TMC goons today surrounded and beat BJP candidate Jay Prakash Majumdar. We demand that SP and Additional SP be removed immediately. We have written to the Election Commission in this regard.
#WATCH West Bengal BJP Vice President and candidate for Karimpur bypoll, Joy Prakash Majumdar manhandled and kicked allegedly by TMC workers as voting is underway in the constituency. #WestBengal pic.twitter.com/Vpb5s14M5A
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On the other hand, West Bengal BJP in-charge and BJP’s general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya tweeted, condemning the incident. TMC goons had occupied the polling booths with the help of police in three bye-assembly elections in West Bengal. In such a situation questions are arising on the silence of the Election Commission.