FIR against Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya

Kolkata: There seems to be no end to political controversies in the election season. During the political campaigns, the Election Commission has seen allegations and counter allegations surfacing against various political leaders.

An FIR has been lodged against veteran CPI(M) leader Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya who had sparked a row after allegedly threatening the family members of a Trinamool Congress leader in South 24-Parganas' Bhangar area recently. Bhattacharya is contesting from Jadavpur.

Najrul Islam, the TMC leader, registered a complaint with the police where he alleged that Bhattacharya threatened his family members when he was away from home. He also mentioned the names of two other CPI(M) leaders in the FIR who had allegedly accompanied Bhattacharya. He is pitted against actor-turned-politician Mimi Chakraborty who has been fielded by the TMC.

It may be mentioned here that Bhattacharya had to face an unprecedented agitation by the people in his own turf on May 5. In the morning, he went to Maricha village of Bhangar Block I during his election rally where he had to face the wrath of the villagers. A large number of villagers staged a demonstration. He brought an allegation against the local TMC activists saying that the flags bearing his party symbol, put up in various places in Bhangar, had been removed by the TMC workers.

He became so angry that he turned up at Islam's house and allegedly threatened his family members of dire consequences.

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