Violence hour in Bengal before elections

News Desk: The much awaited election in West Bengal is about to start after a few hours from now. But before that the state witnessed death of party workers and experiencing an atmosphere of fear. Let’s have a look at the violence hour.


Violence broke out in Asansol between BJP and TMC workers. BJP workers claimed that they were campaigning in Asansol when they were allegedly attacked by the workers of TMC.

However, the TMC has claimed that cars with U.P number plates reached TMC’s booth during their meeting. After the clashes broke out, it soon took an ugly turn and the bikes were vandalized and stones pelted by both sides. A massive blame-game has now erupted after the clashes broke out.


Three people were injured in a blast at the Trinamool Congress (TMC) office in Joypur area of Bankura district in West Bengal on Friday. The blast comes a day before voting for the first phase of 2021 West Bengal Assembly election. Joypur is among the 38 seats that will go to polls in the first phase tomorrow.

The TMC has blamed the Congress-Left alliance for the blast.

On the other hand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has slammed the TMC saying the blast took place inside the party’s office while its workers were “making bomb inside”. The situation in the area is tense after the blast.

The three person injured in the bomb blast have been taken to a hospital in Hooghly.

Violence and clashes were also reported between workers of the TMC and the Indian Secular Front (ISF) after the blast.

The ISF is a political party recently floated by Furfura Sharif’s influential cleric Abbas Siddiqui. For the 2021 West Bengal Assembly election, it has joined hands with the Congress and is part of the Congress-Left Front alliance.

Meanwhile, four other people, all workers of the ISF, were injured in the clashes that broke out between TMC and ISF workers after the blast in Joypur.

The four injured ISF workers have taken to a hospital in Bishnupur.

A large number of police personnel has been deployed in the area to maintain law and order. Central forces have also reached the spot and have taken control of the situation.

According to sources, it wasn’t a major blast and it is likely that crude bombs were used to execute it.

Visuals from the blast spot show the victims have suffered burn injuries all over their body.

West Midnapore 

On Friday, a 45-year-old man was found hanged near his house in West Midnapore district of West Bengal, creating an atmosphere of tension ahead of polling in the area. Police gave this information. He said that the body of Lal Mohan Soren was found in a forest near his house in Bagmari of Salboni police station area. BJP has declared Soren as its supporter.

The BJP claimed that Soren was allegedly killed by Trinamool Congress goons hanging from a jamun tree. However, the ruling party has denied the charge. Police said the body has been sent for post-mortem and they can confirm the cause of death only after receiving the report whether it was suicide or murder.

Former BJP district president Shamit Das said that TMC killed Anant to disturb peace in the area and hanged his body from a tree. He threatened voters and our party workers before the vote.

The Trinamool Congress denied any connection to the incident, saying the BJP was doing politics on a deathbed.

TMC President of Medinipur city, Biswanath Pandab said that we do not know anything about this. A person has died and the BJP has immediately started doing politics on it. The Trinamool Congress has nothing to do with any such incident. The incident caused tension in the region ahead of the first phase of voting on Saturday.