West Bengal Bypolls: West Bengal witnessed another clash between the TMC (Trinamool Congress) and BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party), amid voting for the Ballygunge and Asansol Bypolls on Tuesday.
Till 5 pm, Ballygunge saw 41.10% polling, whereas 64.03% voter turnout was recorded in Asansol; the poll results will be declared on 16th April.
Over the past few days, Asansol, a prestige seat for the BJP party over the past 10 years captured more attention.
In the Ballygunge Lok Sabha seat, it was the fight between TMC’s Supriyo and BJP’s Keya Ghosh. The Bypoll was necessitated after the demise of former state minister Subrata Mukherjee.
Let The Action Begin
The day in Asansol started with Paul’s comment that in case of violence and intimidation, there will be reciprocation. In this constituency, Pandabeswar, Jamuria, and Barabani are considered sensitive.
She first complained that the state police were inside the polling booths to intimidate voters and then asked the Central forces to act, taking her agents inside the booths.
However, Sinha seemed relaxed as he visited various spots and even allowed voters to take photos with him.
Ballygunge seems peaceful as Supriyo started his day with a song. Ghosh and CPI (M) candidate Saira Alam made some allegations of misconduct but they did not escalate it further.
According to some experts, Asansol is a 50-50 battle whereas TMC has an edge in Ballygunge.