Bengal civic polls: BJP alleges violence on its workers by TMC

News Desk: Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar on Monday accused the TMC of “roughing up” BJP workers and “intimidating” BJP candidates, two days after TMC national secretary Abhishek Banerjee warned party workers against “high-handedness and coercion” in the civic polls. Majumdar had been to BJP worker Saibal Thakur’s residence after he was beaten up, allegedly by TMC toughs. The BJP complained that Thakur, an election agent of ward 16 candidate Sarat Kumar Singh, was attacked multiple times since Saturday.

“There is no let-up in violence in the Kolkata wards ahead of civic polls. They (TMC) beat up the election agent of the candidate here. People from other wards are flocking to this ward” he said.

Majumdar alleged that TMC was putting pressure on BJP candidates to pull out of the fray. BJP candidate from ward 116 in Behala East Swapna Banerjee went to Behala PS on Monday to complain against “intimidation” by TMC workers.