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Massive attacks on CPI-M on Polling Day at Bishalgrah : Ex-Minister Bhanulal Saha physically attacked, Polling agents attacked, injured, 1 serious
TIWN Dec 27, 2018
Massive attacks on CPI-M on Polling Day at Bishalgrah : Ex-Minister Bhanulal Saha physically attacked, Polling agents attacked, injured, 1 serious
PHOTO : Left : Poll rigging at Bishalgrah, Right : CPI-M protesting at SDM, Sadar office after withdrawing candidate. TIWN Pics Dec 27

BISHALGRAH, Dec 27 (TIWN): Democracy’s total destruction witnessed under Biplab, Pratima’s Mafia Era. Total four subdivisions came under BJP’s brutal attack on Municipal poll day in Tripura on Thursday. At Belonia, Bishalgrah, Santir Bazar, Sadar subdivision CPI-M agents were not only removed from the polling stations but even the voters could not cast their votes and BJP activists themselves casted votes of public entering the booths. At Bishalgrah subdivision, CPI-M Ex-Minister MLA Bhanulal Saha was physically attacked today and many more CPI-M polling agents, leaders were attacked and one is admitted at TMC hospital in Hapania. CPI-M in a press release condemning the attack said, “Total 10 candidates have submitted nominations and accordingly CPI-M candidates along with polling agents went to the booth centres. In Booth No-3 and Booth No-5, polling agents were sent whereas like all booths BJP prevented them to enter in those booths also. At 9 am, BJP miscreants led by Nabadul Banik (Yuva Morcha President of Bishalgarh who recently attacked Ex-Chief Minister Manik Sarkar at Bishalgarh) along with around 50 BJP goons started beating the CPI-M activists and polling agents at there.

Ward No-3 candidate Prasenjit Bhattacharjee, Ward No-5 candidate Pritam Majumder, election agent Tapan Debnath, Ward-No-7 candidate Bishnupada Bhowmik were injured in the attack. Right now Bishnupada Bhowmik is admitted in TMC hospital after he received serious injuries”.The BJP miscreants attacked Ex-Minister Bhanulal Saha who was the polling agent of Ward No-4.15 No-Ward CPI-M candidate Satyaranjan Das was attacked in front of his house led by same Yuva Morcha leader Nabadul Banik.

“At each booth BJP miscreants are attacking the opposition candidates. 2 voters were physically abused, attacked. BJP activists have casted votes illegally in each booth. CPI-M has told the incident to the administration. Many voters could not case votes and if anybody casted votes, they had to do it in front of BJP cadres. CPI-M condemns this incident. The voting was a farce and against people’s will and thus CPI-M will not send its candidates to the counting session for this farcical voting”, CPI-M said in a press relase.

Similar attacks held in Belonia, Santir Bazar, Sadar sub-division forced CPI-M to withdraw candidates. A massive protest was staged in front of Agartala SDM Office voicing against the poll-rigging. 

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