Violence in Canning, Bengal (Credit : Deccan Herald)
Kolkata – Violence broke out between two factions of the ruling Trinamool Congress in Canning town of Dakshin 24 Parganas District. Party workers from 2 factions hurled bombs at each other in 100 incidents. This violence took place against the backdrop of Panchayat Samiti elections which are due to be held in Bengal on 8th July.
A meeting of Trinamool Congress members was held in Canning town to finalise the list of candidates contesting the Panchayat Samiti elections. At that time workers from 2 factions hurled bombs at each other.
Later, Trinamool Congress leader Saibal Lahiri’s supporters blocked traffic on the side road of the bus stand. Lahiri’s supporters alleged that he was stopped by workers from another faction of the Trinamool Congress when he was on his way to file nomination papers at the provincial office. Workers from another faction are believed to be close to Trinamool Congress MLA Paresh Ram.
Bengal Panchayat poll nomination violence (Credit : India Today)
While the Police were patrolling in Bankura District, they seized a bag from a four-wheeler which contained 12 bombs in it. Police have arrested 8 people in this case.
Against the backdrop of ongoing violence in the wake of Panchayat Samiti elections in the State, the High Court has ordered the deployment of CRPF in sensitive Districts.
Yesterday, bombs were hurled to stop Opposition candidates from filing nominations in the Panchayat poll… These are visuals from Bhangar, just behind New Town, on the outskirts of Kolkata, the seat of power in Bengal.
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