Post-poll violence in West Bengal, TMC and BJP claiming that its members were attacked by the rival party

News Desk: Post-poll violence has unleashed in West Bengal, with both the TMC and the BJP claiming that its members were attacked by the rival party. On Saturday night after voting took place in the fifth phase of the assembly elections, members of TMC allegedly thrashed two members of the saffron party and molested the women in their houses in Porajhar village of Jalpaiguri district.

An FIR has been lodged with the New Jalpaiguri police station based on the complaint by BJP candidate Sikha Chatterjee. BJP members also staged a demonstration outside the police station in protest against the alleged incident.

On the other hand, TMC candidate and state minister Goutam Deb alleged that BJP workers hurled stones on a ruling party worker’s house. He also claimed that BJP’s Sikha Chatterjee visited the Porajhar village on Sunday and “terrorized” the residents. He said a police complaint will soon be lodged against Chatterjee.

Meanwhile, BJP’s candidate of Pani Hati, Sanmay Bhattacharya alleged that TMC workers hurled bombs on Sunday night at the houses of BJP supporters and workers While no one was injured in the alleged incident, BJP has lodged an official complaint against the ruling party.

BJP MP Arjun Singh said, “The Trinamool party is doing this out of frustration of losing elections. They hurled bombs at our party office. Law and order is out of control in Bengal and the police is unable to stabilize the situation, but the CCTV describes everything.”