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West Bengal: BJP candidate Pranat Tudu attacked in Jhargram by miscreants during sixth phase voting | Watch

A BJP candidate in West Bengal was attacked allegedly by miscreants when he tried to visit an election booth in Monlapota.after reports that some BJP voters were not allowed to vote.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: May 25, 2024 20:30 IST
BJP candidate from Jhargram parliamentary seat, Pranat Tudu
Image Source : ANI BJP candidate from Jhargram parliamentary seat, Pranat Tudu allegedly attacked by miscreants.

West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2024: As polling in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections was underway, BJP candidate from Jhargram parliamentary seat, Pranat Tudu, was allegedly attacked by miscreants in Monglapota when he was visiting booth number 200 in Monlapota.

Speaking on the incident, Pranat Tudu said, "We got information yesterday that BJP voters in Monglapota are not being allowed to vote. Due to this, we came to this area to check what was the problem. Here around 200 people attacked us with lathis, stones and some weapons. We could have been murdered if Central forces would not have been there...We did not get any protection from the local police...Didi doesn't want to impose CAA and make the country into Pakistan."

The incident took place when Tudu was on his way to Garbeta in the wake of complaints that BJP agents were not allowed inside some polling booths.

"All of a sudden, TMC goons who had blocked the roads started hurling bricks at my car. When my security personnel tried to intervene, they were injured. Two CISF jawans accompanying me received head injuries and had to be hospitalised," Tudu said.

A large police contingent was rushed to the area to control the situation. The local TMC leadership denied the allegations and accused Tudu of trying to "vitiate the peaceful polling process".

"The BJP nominee was threatening voters. The villagers got enraged and staged a protest," a local TMC leader said.

Vehicles belonging to various media houses were reportedly vandalised by the mob as well.

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