Attack on Trinamool Congress workers continued even on the day of election in Sabang Assembly constituency where an FIR has been lodged against the Congress candidate Dr Manas Bhuniya in connection with the murder of a Trinamool Congress leader.
Trinamool Congress booth president of Dubrajpur, Joydeb Jana, was beaten to death allegedly by CPI(M) and Congress supporters in Sabang on Friday night when he was returning after attending an election rally in favour of the party’s candidate from Sabang Assembly constituency Nirmal Ghosh.
On Monday morning Trinamool Congress workers in the area found that some banners with photographs of the party’s supremo Mamata Banerjee were torn and flags of the party were thrown on ground near booth number 6 in Sabang.
Some Congress workers were sitting at the spot. An altercation broke out when the Trinamool Congress workers approached them to ask that who were behind tearing off the banners. Soon hundreds of Congress supporters gathered in the area and they started beating up the Trinamool Congress workers.
Local people informed other Trinamool Congress workers. Finding jawans of central force and more Trinamool Congress workers approaching the place, the Congress workers fled. One of the workers of the ruling party was severely injured and he was taken to the hospital.
Ghosh, later, alleged that Congress workers had beaten up the workers of his party to terrorise others. They had expected that people will not turn up to cast their votes if they continue creating violence. But braving all odds people went to the polling booths and casted their votes.
Brushing aside the allegations Congress leaders claimed that their workers were not involved in any such incident.
Most of the electorates cast their votes either in the morning or after 3.30 pm to avoid the scorching heat.
People from Dubrajpur, where Jana was killed, also exercised their power. Steps were taken to ensure that everyone reach the polling booths to cast their votes. Family members of the victim TMC worker also cast their votes.
After giving the vote, Jana’s family members said that they gave the vote despite a member of their family was murdered because they believe in democracy and they want maximum punishment of the accused.
They expect that steps will be taken to ensure their security after the election as they fear that Congress workers might attack them again after the polls.