In West Bengal, by-elections are being operated on Monday in three assembly constituencies. Meantime, a video has come out in which Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters are reportedly seen punching and kicking the candidate from Karimpur and BJP vice president Jay Prakash Majumdar of the state. The TMC workers ran behind him and beaten Majumdar.
In West Bengal, 30.17 percent of voters used their right till 11.30 am on Monday after the by-election to three assembly constituencies. An election commission administrator said, Kharagpur Sadar has 2.25 lakh voters, and 28 percent polling was reported in the first four hours.
Still, 31.25 percent of voters in Kaliganj and Karimpur have used their right respectively. The administrator said polling was begun in 801 polling booths in three assembly constituencies of the State amidst tight security arrangements. More than seven lakh voters will choose the fate of 18 competitors in these three assembly constituencies. In Karimpur assembly constituency, when BJP applicant and state vice president Jay Prakash Majumdar reached the polling booth, the ruling Trinamool Congress workers in the state chanted slogans to go back. The police assaulted with lathi to scatter the mobs.
Trinamool's local leaders blame Majumdar of provoking the peaceful atmosphere. In Kaliganj, BJP nominee Kamal Chandra's government seemed to help his wife cast her vote. Trinamool has complained to the election commission. The electoral body said it is reviewing the accusations.
The positions were abandoned after the MLAs of Kharagpur Sadar and Karimpur won the Lok Sabha elections this year, while the election was required after the death of Kaliganj Congress MLA Pramath Nath Ray. The results of the by-election will be declared on November 28.
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