LAST UPDATED: April 22, 2021, 6:38 p.m.
Kolkata: The sixth phase of the West Bengal Election 2021 is being held today. Despite massive security arrangements intense and widespread clashes took place between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and BJP.
The Ashoknagar assembly seat in North 24 Parganas district became the epicentre of a raging controversy when local TMC leaders claimed that the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) have shot two of their workers.
Ashoknagar had transformed into a battlefield on the day of the sixth phase of the West Bengal Election 2021. The unrest had been going on since morning.
The paramilitary soldiers were accused of opening fire at Tengra village in the Malikberia area. According to sources, two persons were injured in the shooting, one of them named Monirul Mandal. The identity of the other person is not yet known.
Sources said that the injured were both members of the ruling TMC. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Narayan Goswami alleged that the CAPF had opened fire.
The BJP alleged that the trouble started when BJP candidate Tanuja Chakraborty entered the polling booth at Adarsh Shikshayatan at around 11am. Allegedly, TMC miscreants started hurling bombs.
The CAPFj awans tried to handle the situation. This is when the shots were fired. The CAPF soldiers have been accused of firing nine shots at the TMC workers.
Besides, allegations have been leveled against the West Bengal Police for beating Trinamool Congress (TMC) activists after entering TMC camps at polling booths 27 and 28 in Dogachhia, Bhurkunda Panchayat, Ashoknagar. The incident spread tension in the area.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) claimed that they had set up a party camp 100 meters from the polling station. Suddenly the police came and charged at them.