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Diamond Harbour/Kolkata: The car of Diamond Harbour BJP candidate Nilanjan Roy has been vandalised allegedly by Trinamool cadres.

This apart, the car of a BJP leader has also been vandalised at Mukundapur in Kolkata.
The twin incidents have occurred even as the last phase of Lok Sabha polls in nine constituencies in Bengal is progressing without any bloodshed till early in the afternoon.

BJP candidate Roy was out on a visit of polling booths in his constituency that a group of Trinamool cadres stopped his car at Budge Budge. Accusing Roy of hurling unfounded allegations of rigging against them, the Trinamool cardres attacked his car.

Although Roy escaped unhurt, the rear windscreen of the car got smashed in the attack. The BJP candidate later alleged that the attack was carried out at the instruction of Trinamool candidate Abhisek Banerjee.

In another incident, Trinamool women cadres gheraoed Jadavpur BJP candidate Anupam Hazra at Mukundapur on the southern fringes of Kolkata accusing him of trying to disrupt the voting.

This after Hazra, along with some BJP leaders, went to a booth there on getting complaint of malpractice by Trinamool.

Hazra was escorted out of the booth by his Central security guards. A little away from the booth, Trinamool cadres vandalised the car of a BJP leader who had gone with Hazra.

CPI-M Jadavpur candidate Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya was also gheraoed by Trinamool cadres at three booths at Bhangar as he was going from booth to booth on receiving complaints of irregularities being resorted to by Trinamool cadres.

At booth no 251 at Baruipur again in Jadavpur seat, Election Commission of India (EC) removed the presiding officer as he allowed a local Trinamool leader to assist voters to cast votes.

At Posta in Kolkata North, two miscreants on a motorcycle lobbed crude bombs on the road in front of a polling booth but nobody was injured.

At booth No 25 at Haroa in Barasat, a woman vandalised a car of the Central forces after her handicap son was injured in a lathi-charge by them. The Central force jawans had resorted to lathi-charge after finding a large number of Trinamool cadres assembled on the booth premises.

BJP cadres blocked the Haroa-Berachanpa Road at Sashan by placing tree logs after their voters were prevented allegedly by Trinamool for casting votes.

Till 1 pm, the overall voter turnout stands at 49.70 per cent.

In Basirhat 53.97 per cent, Barasat 53.59, Dum Dum 49.31, Jadavpur 48.09, Joynagar 48.64, Mathurapur 53.78, Diamond Harbour 52.44, Kolkata North 43.80 and Kolkata South 43.68 per cent.

As regards the Assembly by-polls, the turnout in Darjeeling is 43 per cent, Islampur 49.35, Habibpur 46.52 and Bhatpara 48.20 per cent.

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