Kolkata: Chaos has erupted in Keshpur. On this, the state BJP president Dilip Ghosh accused the state police to be responsible for this.
Ghosh said that the state police have been deployed at some of the booths. He said that wherever there were state police, clashes broke out especially in Keshiyari, Dantan, Narayangarh. He further said that wherever there were no central forces, chaos erupted.
There were reports of attack on BJP’s Ghatal candidate, former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, when she tried to enter a polling booth in Keshpur.
Following it, bombs were hurled at and stones were pelted towards her convoy when she tried to visit another booth in Keshpur after receiving complaints of rigging there.
One of her security gurards was injured and a vehicle of her convoy was damaged in the stone pelting following which the security officers restored to lathicharge.
It was also alleged a Trinamool Congress worker was injured in firing by the central force personnel who were with the BJP candidate who, however, denied the charge.
The official said, “So far we have not received reports of any firing. We are looking into it. Our officials in the districts have been asked to send details of the incidents of attacks on Bharati Ghosh quickly.”
The CEO also sought a report after Ghosh was seen videographying inside a polling booth at Pikurda in Keshpur.
Ghosh’s vehicle was again blocked by locals when she tried to enter Keshpur market area. The state police posted in the area intervened and her vehicle was seized.
“Her vehicle has no valid pass to move through the area on the polling day. We cannot allow her to move around like this. This is a matter of security,” the police officer said.
After the seizure, a large number of protestors gathered there and she took shelter inside a temple in Keshpur market area with her security officers guarding her.
The mob also pelted stones to the policemen who resorted to lathicharge to disperse them. Owners of shops in the market downed the shutters.
Ghosh was then taken to Keshpur police station to protect her from the wrath of the protestors.
BJPs candidate and state party president Dilip Ghosh also faced protests from locals when he tried to visit a polling booth in his constituency, Midnapore.