Votes are being cast for the Lok Sabha by-election in Asansol, West Bengal. There is news of violence here in the midst of voting. There was a scuffle with the security personnel of BJP candidate Agnimitra Pal in booth number 175 of Kapishta of Jamgram, Barabani, Asansol. The BJP candidate was somehow pulled out by the security forces. Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate Agnimitra Paul has alleged that her convoy has been attacked.
Agnimitra Paul alleged that TMC men beat up our security personnel with bamboo sticks. No matter how much Mamata Banerjee tries, BJP is winning here. Let us inform you that while BJP's candidate Agnimitra Paul is in the fray from this seat, Shatrughan Sinha is also playing the role of TMC.
Violence took place near booth number 175 and 176. Tension prevailed during polling in booth number 175 and 176 of Baraboni in Asansol. BJP candidate Agnimitra Paul was asked to leave the booth. Some gathered there questioned the presence of a local BJP leader Arijit Roy with him.
#WATCH | West Bengal: Violence breaks out in Asansol where bypoll voting to Lok Sabha seat is underway. Agnimitra Paul, who is BJP candidate for the seat alleges, "TMC people attacked us, hurled stones at our convoy. Police doing nothing... " pic.twitter.com/pdQGZWF57h— ANI (@ANI) April 12, 2022
Asansol Lok Sabha polling recorded 43.66 per cent till 1 pm. In Kolkata's Ballygunge assembly seat, 26.10 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 1 pm. Voting in the Ballygunge Assembly (Vis) by-election is going on at a very slow pace. Kolkata's Ballygunge assembly seat witnessed 16.20 per cent polling till 11:00 am. According to the information received from the Central Election Commission, till 9 am, only eight percent voting was done, while till this time 28.68 percent voting has been done in the Asansol Lok Sabha by-election in four hours.