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Lok Sabha elections: In West Bengal, TMC alleges EVM tampering by BJP; 2 die in violence

TMC has alleged that local BJP activists in Nandigram, part of Tamluk Lok Sabha constituency, have destroyed a connecting footbridge to prevent local villagers from reaching polling station

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- May 25th 2024 12:32 PM
Lok Sabha elections: In West Bengal, TMC alleges EVM tampering by BJP; 2 die in violence

Lok Sabha elections: In West Bengal, TMC alleges EVM tampering by BJP; 2 die in violence

PTC Web Desk: In West Bengal, two persons have died, and there have been reports of election-related tensions, especially in East Midnapore and West Midnapore districts. On Saturday, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) claimed that five Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in Raghunathpur, Bankura, were found with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) tags on them.

The TMC asked the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take action. They posted on X (formerly Twitter), saying that their leader, Mamata Banerjee, had often warned that the BJP might try to rig the votes by tampering with EVMs. They wrote, "Smt. @MamataOfficial has repeatedly flagged how @BJP4India was trying to rig votes by tampering with EVMs. And today, in Bankura’s Raghunathpur, 5 EVMs were found with BJP tags on them. @ECISVEEP should immediately look into it and take corrective action!”



In another incident, tension rose in the Belatikri area under Lalgarh police station in the Jhargram Lok Sabha constituency after a youth's body was found with many injuries. This added to the already tense situation.

The TMC also accused local BJP activists in Nandigram, under the Tamluk Lok Sabha constituency, of destroying a footbridge. They said this was done to stop villagers from reaching the polling station. The TMC said they would inform the Election Commission of India about this.

- With inputs from agencies

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