TMC, CPI(M) men clash in WB civic polls

Written by Press Trust of India | Kolkata | Updated: Jun 1 2010, 02:16am hrs
Trinamool Congress and CPI(M) workers clashed on Sunday during the hotly-contested civic polls in West Bengal which recorded about 65% voter turnout amid sporadic incidents of violence. The poll, which is being seen as a semi-final before the 2011 Assembly elections, was held in 81 civic bodies and in the 141-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation involving an electorate of 85 lakh.

In Burdwan, nine persons, including two policemen and a Trinamool candidate, were injured when TC and CPI(M) activists clashed during polling in Jamuria municipality.

The police said the two sides clashed while voting was on at Sripur. When police reached the spot, stones were thrown at them and two of their jeeps damaged.

Sripur police station officer-in-charge Saikat Ray and another policeman were injured in the brick-batting, while TC candidate Sadhan Chandra Ray was injured in the clash. He was later rushed to a hospital.