TMC worker shot by CRPF, ECI dismissed allegations

News Desk: The ruling Trinamool Congress has claimed that a party worker has been shot in the leg by CRPF personnel during the sixth phase of polling in Bengal assembly elections on Thursday.

TMC has said, CRPF personnel shot at TMC worker Kabirul in Ashoknagar constituency of North 24 Parganas district during the polling on Thursday. The incident took place at booth number 79 of Dighra Malikberia area in Ashoknagar.

The Election Commission of India however dismissed the allegations raised by Trinamool Congress.

In another incident, in Uttar Dinajpur’s Chopra area, shots were reportedly fired after clashes broke out between activists of the TMC and the BJP over allegations of heckling by agents of a polling booth. Both the parties denied having used any firearm and blamed the opposition for the violence.

The office of the CEO has sought a report on the incident from the local administration, reported news agency PTI.

Bengal is voting in the sixth phase of assembly election across 43 seats on Thursday. Till 1 pm, the overall voter turnout was at 57.30%.

Sporadic violence was also reported from Bijpur constituency in North 24 Parganas, where TMC and BJP supporters clashed with each other outside polling booths.

Both the parties accused each other of trying to rig votes. Two supporters of the TMC and three of the BJP were reportedly injured in the clashes.