Contai (East Medinipur): Somendu Adhikari, the brother of BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari, was at the moment reportedly attacked by alleged Trinamool Congress staff in Contai city of West Bengal’s East Midnapur district. His automotive was focused and his driver thrashed, in line with Mr Adhikari. He accused the ruling get together of attacking him for impeding its makes an attempt to rig the continuing polling.
“Below the management of the TMC block President, Ram Govind Das and his spouse, ballot rigging was underway at three cubicles. My arrival right here created downside for them…in order that they attacked my automotive and thrashed my driver,” Soumendu Adhikari mentioned. He had earlier alleged that some folks have been being stopped from voting at a polling centre in Contai.
Dibyendu Adhikari, BJP chief and one other brother of Suvendu Adhikari, has mentioned he has knowledgeable the police observer in regards to the incident. he additionally confirmed that whereas the motive force Gopal Singh was injured, Somendu Adhikari himself was not.
Mr Singh instructed NDTV that whereas Mr Adhikari was contained in the automotive, some 20-25 Trinamool staff vandalised the automotive then thrashed him. “The police was there however no physique helped,” he mentioned.
West Bengal is at the moment witnessing the primary of its eight phases of polling for the following state Meeting, with the BJP trying to substitute Chief Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress within the authorities.
Suvendu Adhikari, a former aide of Ms Banerjee, is now with the BJP and an arch rival of hers. The 2 of them are dealing with one another off within the Nandigram constituency this time.
Earlier at the moment, Suvendu Adhikari wrote to the Election Fee (EC) in search of suspension of some police officers in Haldia and Nandigram for allegedly serving to the Trinamool perform malpractices and irregularities throughout polling, ANI had reported.