Stones were thrown when the candidate's personal security personnel baton-charged a group of TMC supporters who gheraoed Paul's vehicle alleging that she tried to enter a polling booth along with her security guards. Television grabs also seemed to show that her guards had tried to enter the booth.
Violence Reported During By-elections In West Bengal
Referring to the incidents of violence reported from various parts of the State during the conduct of voting for the urban local bodies on Thursday, the State president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samir Mohanty launched a scathing attack on the BJD dispensation at a press conference in Bhubaneswar.
Sisir Kumar Sahu, the Vice Chairman alleged that he was attacked by independent candidate Arati Pradhan’s husband and his associate.
Police said Jena has been booked under Arms Act and Section 307 of IPC.
The BJP leaders demanded release of one Rakesh Jena, brother of their party’s female corporator candidate.
Commissioner of Police for Cuttack and Bhubaneswar has sent out a strict warning against perpetrators of violence trying to disrupt peace and law and order in the Twin Cities in the run-up to the urban elections in Odisha on March 24.
Tension mounted in Chandanbhati village under Sadar Police limits in Bolangir district after supporters of the local Sarpanch and Naib Sarpanch clashed over taking out victory procession on Friday.
The conch party leaders alleged that they have taken up the poll violence issue with the SEC for as many as eight times but no action has been taken so far.
The Odisha State Election Commission has decided to carry out re-polling at a total of 75 booths where the democratic exercise was suspended during the first three phases of Panchayat elections in the State.
While one group is supporter of the sitting MLA, the members of the other group are followers of a former MLA.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leader Pradeep Purohit met the injured youth at the hospital and demanded the arrest of Bhagat immediately.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan took to Twitter to condemn the attack on the scribes who were covering the election.
Dozens of people barged into the polling chamber and started ransacking the booth.
On the other hand, 5 persons were arrested and forwarded to a court for their alleged involvement in the looting of ballot boxes from three booths in Patsara Block of Jagatsinghpur.