In an alleged attempt to frighten and cause harm to political opponents, as many as 1,000 Trinamool Congress (TMC) party workers reportedly assaulted BJP candidate Chandra Kumar Bose while he was on his way to file his nomination for South Kolkata constituency.
FYI, Chandra Kumar Bose is the grand nephew of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
The attack which happened on Wednesday (24 April) has now been dubbed as a pre-planned setup to harm and severely injure Bose.
Chandra Kumar Bose while speaking to a news agency ANI said, “More than a thousand TMC goons had assembled at chief minister’s residence to attack us. While they were attacking us, the police were silent spectators. The sheer strength of more than 6,000 BJP workers made them retreat otherwise we would have been killed”.
Numerous BJP candidates contesting the 2019 Bengal Lok Sabha elections have said to have been targeted by the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) party supporters.
Well, some of the attacked candidates include Dum Dum Lok Sabha constituency contestant Samik Bhattacharya, Chandi Charan Rai (general secretary and BJP Kolkata North Suburban District) as well as Locket Chatterjee BJP’s Hooghly candidate.
With widespread speculations of such clashes, Election Commission deployed as many as 194 companies of central forces to cover 80% of the 5,000 poll booths in three Lok Sabha seats.
It should be noted that three of the seven phases of the Lok Sabha elections are finished and now counting will happen on 23 May.