Contai (East Medinipur):
Somendu Adhikari, the brother of BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari, was at this time reportedly attacked by alleged Trinamool Congress employees in Contai city of West Bengal’s East Midnapur district. His automobile was focused and his driver thrashed, in line with Mr Adhikari. He accused the ruling social gathering of attacking him for impeding its makes an attempt to rig the continued polling.
“Under the leadership of the TMC block President, Ram Govind Das and his wife, poll rigging was underway at three booths. My arrival here created problem for them…so they attacked my car and thrashed my driver,” Soumendu Adhikari mentioned. He had earlier alleged that some individuals had been being stopped from voting at a polling centre in Contai.
Dibyendu Adhikari, BJP chief and one other brother of Suvendu Adhikari, has mentioned he has knowledgeable the police observer in regards to the incident. he additionally confirmed that whereas the motive force Gopal Singh was injured, Somendu Adhikari himself was not.
Mr Singh advised NDTV that whereas Mr Adhikari was contained in the automobile, some 20-25 Trinamool employees vandalised the automobile then thrashed him. “The police was there but no body helped,” he mentioned.
West Bengal is at this time witnessing the primary of its eight phases of polling for the subsequent state Assembly, with the BJP seeking to exchange Chief Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress within the authorities.
Suvendu Adhikari, a former aide of Ms Banerjee, is now with the BJP and an arch rival of hers. The two of them are going through one another off within the Nandigram constituency this time.
Earlier at this time, Suvendu Adhikari wrote to the Election Commission (EC) in search of suspension of some police officers in Haldia and Nandigram for allegedly serving to the Trinamool perform malpractices and irregularities throughout polling, ANI had reported.