Babul Supriyo's car vandalised in Bengal, EC questions his presence at the polling station
Asansol : BJP MP and union minister Babul Supriyo became a victim of poll violence in Asansol as his car was vandalised after a verbal spat with polling officials inside the booth.
Babul Suprio, a BJP candidate from Asansol, was on his way to the polling booth in Barabani when his car was attacked. The rear windshield of Supriyo’s car was smashed in the resulting clashes outside polling booth number 199.
He was also reported indulging in the verbal spat with the polling officers amid claims that voters are being barred by the TMC workers from casting their votes.
He said he had decided to head to the polling booths after receiving early reports of clashes.
"I have come here just to see how the polling process is underway, but I found that voters are not being allowed to cast their ballots. Our fight is to establish democracy... It is shameful that I am saying this in a democratic country," the minister said.
However, the Election Commission officials have rejected the claim and said the polling is underway in a peaceful manner.
"There are reports of small incidents of violence from some booths which were addressed immediately. Our officials and forces are monitoring the situation in Asansol," the official told said.
"We have sought a report from the presiding officer about what Babul Supriyo was doing inside the booth," he added.