Democratic Candidate Kicked in West Bengal
Digital Report, Karimpur : Worst political culture in Bengal again . A democratic candidate kicked on election day . BJP candidate for Karimpur Assembly by-poll and its state vice president Jay Prakash Majumdar was kicked, shoved around and thrown into a roadside ditch allegedly by Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers in West Bengal’s Bipulkhola in the Karimpur constituency. The incident happened while voting was underway in the constituency on Monday.
By-election in the three Assembly constituencies of Karimpur, Kaliaganj and Kharagpur Sadar in West Bengal began on Monday morning amid a few minor incidents. Some electronic voting machines (EVM) were replaced after they malfunctioned.
Earlier in the day, the police chased away some TMC workers after they staged a demonstration and shouted ‘go back’ slogans for Majumdar at Thanarpara in Karimpur in West Bengal’s Nadia district.
A democratic candidate kicked on Election Day, a new low in Indian politics. @mamataofficial is going down to new lows everyday & giving West Bengal politics a horrible name. #MamataRuinsBengal pic.twitter.com/tsGIEdwMwi
— Locket Chatterjee (@me_locket) November 25, 2019
Majumdar alleged that TMC workers did not allow the BJP to place it’s polling agent in a booth at Thanarpara. He allegedly also had an altercation with Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel when they stopped him from entering a polling station since he was not a local voter.
— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) November 25, 2019
The TMC’s Karimpur candidate, however, rubbished Majumdar’s allegations and called him a “good actor”.
फिर चुनावी हिंसा !!!
पश्चिम बंगाल में हो रहे तीन विधानसभा उपचुनाव में #TMC के गुंडे जमकर हिंसा और मारपीट कर रहे हैं। करीमपुर के #BJP उम्मीदवार श्री जयप्रकाश मजूमदार के साथ तो खुलकर मारपीट की गई! दरअसल, ये हार का वो भय है, जो #TMC कार्यकर्ता महसूस कर रहे हैं!#mamatakegunde pic.twitter.com/XZn1kV5CmP
— Kailash Vijayvargiya (@KailashOnline) November 25, 2019
“Security arrangements are very satisfactory. Majumdar is a good actor. He is trying to create sensation,” said TMC candidate Bimalendu Singha Roy.
Today .@mamataofficial’s goons have attacked the Karimpur BJP candidate @jay_majumdar . TMC is losing this by-poll in all 3 seats but leaving a deep scar of violence & murder on the state of democracy in West Bengal. #MamataRuinsBengal pic.twitter.com/90RiM73X3M
— Mukul Roy (@MukulR_Official) November 25, 2019
BJP State Vice President & Karimpur by election candidate Joy Prakash Majumdar is attacked by @MamataOfficial goons today during polling … This is an utter anarchy in the state … BJP will face this politics of violence tooth & nail come what may .. @BJP4Bengal
— B L Santhosh (@blsanthosh) November 25, 2019
News Source : Hindustan Times and Twitter