Karimpur bypolls: Senior BJP leader Joy Prakash Majumdar was allegedly manhandled today by the ruling Trinamool Congress workers in Karimpur.
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Joy Prakash Majumdar was allegedly manhandled today by the ruling Trinamool Congress workers in Karimpur. According to a video shared by news agency ANI, Majumdar was visiting a polling booth in Karimpur for inspection. It was there that the alleged TMC workers thrashed him and kicked him.
Majumdar is also the BJP’s candidate for Karimpur Assembly bypoll.
#WATCH West Bengal BJP Vice President and candidate for Karimpur bypoll, Joy Prakash Majumdar manhandled and kicked allegedly by TMC workers as voting is underway in the constituency. #WestBengal pic.twitter.com/Vpb5s14M5A
— ANI (@ANI) November 25, 2019
The incident took place at Phipulkhola area of Nadia district when he was entering a polling booth.
Holding TMC goons responsible for the act, he said, wounds will heal but the incident is a clear sign of the end of democracy in West Bengal.
He alleged that the TMC activists were false voters who had assembled in the area with the intention of rigging polls. “But it will not demoralise me and I will continue to visit all the booths. I have complained to the Election Commission,” Majumdar said.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukul Roy has written to the Election Commission for immediate intervention in bypoll in Karimpur, Kharagpur Sadar and Kaliaganj assembly seats.
“Today 50 TMC goons surrounded, kicked and pushed BJP’s Joy Prakash Majumdar. We demand immediate removal of SP and Additional SP,” he said.
Denying the allegations as baseless, the Nadia district unit of the TMC said, locals had attacked Majumdar as they were angry with him for vitiating the poll atmosphere.
The Election Commission has has sought reports about the incident.
Besides Karimpur, by-polls are underway in Kharagpur Sadar and Kaliaganj Assembly seats. While Kharagpur Sadar and Karimpur seats were held by the TMC, Kaliaganj was represented in the Assembly by the Congress. The Karimpur seat was vacated by MLA Mahua Moitra after he won from Krishnnanagar Lok Sabha seat. The Kharagpur Sadar seat fell vacant as the sitting TMC MLA contested and won Lok Sabha seat. In Kaliaganj, bypoll was necessitated following the death of sitting MLA Parmathanath Roy of Congress.