Voter allegedly shot dead at polling booth by TMC cadres in West Bengal

[Edited By: Vijay]

Saturday, 10th April , 2021 11:59 am

A voter was allegedly shot dead in a queue outside a polling booth in the Sitalkuchi Assembly constituency in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district. His family members have alleged that the TMC cadres shot him.

The voter, identified as Ananda Barman, is about 18 years old. The TMC has denied the allegations. A local TMC leadership claimed that Barman was a TMC supporter. The Election Commission has sought a report on the incident.

The fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections underway in which 44 Assembly seats in five districts will go to polls. While the TMC will seek to retain 39 out of the 44 seats it won in the 2016 Assembly election, the BJP will try to maintain the more than three-fold increase in its vote share from the 2016 Assembly elections to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The fate of 373 candidates will be decided by more than 1 crore voters.

TMC alleges that four persons in Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi constituency have been shot dead by the Central forces.

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