Soumendu Adhikari, BJP leader and brother of Suvendu Adhikari alleged that people were being stopped from voting at a polling centre in Contai. Soumendu Adhikari’s car was vandalised at Sabajput, East Midnapore district.
“Voters are being stopped from voting at booth number 149. We have informed the Election Commission about it. EVMs are also malfunctioning at some locations. The EC is also looking into this matter. We have approached the EC that there should be free and fair polls,” said Soumendu Adhikari.
Meanwhile, Dibyendu Adhikari, TMC leader & brother of Soumendu Adhikari said, “I got to know that vehicle (of Soumendu Adhikari) was attacked in Contai with help of TMC block president Ram Govind Das. Soumendu isn’t injured. Driver was beaten up. I’ve informed Police Observer.”
Voting in 30 constituencies for the first phase of assembly elections in West Bengal began on Saturday (March 27) morning.
The state is witnessing a triangular contest this time with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress- left alliance.
In the first phase, the total number of electorates is 73,80,942, out of which 37,52,938 are male voters, 36,27,949 are female voters and 55 of the third gender.