Alleging booth capturing by the Trinamool Congress workers at various polling stations, BJP candidate from Cooch Behar Lok Sabha constituency Nisit Pramanik on Thursday demanded re-polls be conducted at those polling stations.
"The hooligans of Trinamool Congress (TMC) forcefully removed the polling agents of the BJP from their respective polling booths. There were no paramilitary forces to guard the booths. TMC workers also captured the booths and threatened the voters," Pramanik said in a letter to the state's Electoral Officer.
The polling stations where he has demanded re-poll include North Coochbehar, South Coochbehar, Mathabangha, and Sitalkuchi.
Nisit alleged that the Trinamool Congress workers captured booths at several places because no paramilitary personnel was guarding the polling stations.
Polling for 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal will be held in all seven phases beginning April 11. The results will be announced on May 23.
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