Kolkata, May 06 : The Election Commission on Monday sought a report on alleged violence at Mohanpur booth (241) under Barrackpur Lok Sabha constituency, where BJP candidate Arjun Singh sustained minor injuries in a scuffle.It was alleged that while escorting his polling agent in the booth he was challenged by the Trinamool activists resulting in a scuffle in which Mr Singh sustained injuries.
Later the Central forces brought the situation under control. A woman alleged that her son was threatened for life by the TMC workers.Tension also ran high at Barrackpore and Kakinara where unidentified miscreants hurled bombs.
Reports of tension among the voters poured in from Gaighata under Bongaon LS seat where BJP supporters allegedly attacked a house of TMC activist at Kharermath and a bike was torched. However, the BJP denied it.
Reports of malfunctioning of EVMs also poured in from several booths under Sreerampur Lok Sabha constituency. The Election Commission has been keeping a strict watch, particularly on Bongaon and Barrackpore LS seats.
Meanwhile, BJP candidate from Bongaon Santanu Thakur, who sustained head wounds while campaigning on Saturday, today alleged he was targetted by the TMC, which was denied by the ruling party.(UNI)