Well known Bengali actress, Papiya Adhikari and BJP candidate from South Uluberia in Howrah district of West Bengal alleged that she was slapped, heckled and assaulted by Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers on Tuesday.
A video footage of her being slapped, heckled and assaulted by TMC workers in the presence of policeman who was trying to protect her has gone viral in the social media and has been covered by many television news channels.
BJP workers also alleged that she was prevented from entering the polling booth.
She told in an interview to news channels that she was shocked and surprised about the way she was attacked for her political leanings and choices. She said that it is becoming increasingly difficult for good people to enter politics in West Bengal. She claimed that she was very certain that her attackers and hecklers were Trinamool Congress workers.
Papiya is facing a triangular contest in south Uluberia seat with sitting TMC MLA, Pulak Roy and a left-front candidate. On Tuesday, third phase of assembly elections were held in West Bengal covering 31 assembly seats which comprised of 8 in Hooghly, 7 in howrah and 16 in South 24 Paraganas.
Tuesday’s polls in West Bengal saw several candidates being attacked and reports of political violence from many constituencies. The most distressing news was BJP worker’s mother, Madhavi Adak’s death in Ghogat in Hooghly caused by brutal attack of Trinamool Congress workers. Madhavi Adak was fatally injured when she tried to save her son when he was being attacked viciously by TMC workers.
The political violence culture of West Bengal, which is a gift of left-wing politics right from 1970s and now perfected by the TMC, has completely made mockery of democracy and democratic process in Bengal.
It is hoped that the 2021 assembly elections in Bengal dawns a fresh beginning for West Bengal reviving it traditional Bhakti culture and true intellectualism devoid of Marxism and jihad inspired violence.
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