Anupam Hazra, BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Jadavpur, on Sunday, alleged that a special mark has been put on TMC’s symbol in the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to misguide illiterate and semi-literate voters and indicate them to press that button.
“The presiding officer is trying to fool me saying he doesn’t know anything. I spoke to a few voters who said the presiding officer was whispering to them that they need to press the button which is inked. It’s clearly a pre-planned game,” said Anupam Hazra.
Hazra also alleged that TMC goons have beaten up a BJP mandal president, a driver and attacked a car belonging to the party. “We also rescued our 3 polling agents. TMC goons were going to carry out rigging at 52 booths. People are eager to vote for BJP but they are not allowing people to vote,” reports ANI.
Meanwhile, the BJP has written to the Chief Electoral Officer West Bengal, alleging violent incidents in nine parliamentary constituencies of the state. The letter states, “We have filed 417 complaints to ECI, out of which 227 were resolved, a whopping number of 190 complaints are unresolved.”
Earlier, BJP candidate from Asansol and Union Minister Babul Supriyo was heckled by a crowd of locals who also raised slogans of “go back” against the singer-turned-politician, reports say.
The incident occurred when Supriyo was talking to the media after casting his vote at a booth in Jorasanko in the North Kolkata Lok Sabha constituency. The sitting Asansol MP blamed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s party, Trinamool Congress (TMC) for creating the unruly scene.
“I have come here just to cast my vote and I was interacting happily with you all,” Supriyo told reporters before leaving.
“Trinamool has lost all its credibility and when they say that they do not believe in violence, people won’t believe them,” he added.