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I woke up late, don't know about violence: Moon Moon Sen


IANS Asansol (West Bengal)
Despite clashes being reported from West Bengal's Asansol, where voting took place for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections, Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Moon Moon Sen on Monday said that she was not aware of any violence in her constituency as she woke up late.
Sen, who is a TMC MP from Bankura, is up against Union Minister and BJP's Asansol candidate Babul Supriyo.
Supriyo's car was allegedly vandalised by TMC activists outside a polling station in Barabani. The leader was, however, unharmed. He was attacked multiple times and heckled by agitators backed by state's ruling party in Bbarabani and Ranigunj.
Sen was asked by reporters whether she had information about the violence in the Asansol constituency. "All I know is I have to go to Kulti. And I know that they gave me bed tea very late and I woke up very late. What can I say? I really do not know," she replied.
The actor-turned-politician said that violence was rampant during the erstwhile Left regime. "(Violence) is happening all over India, not just in Bengal."
Asked about the pre-poll communal violence in the area and whether she had spoken to the victims, Sen said, "I haven't. We are not involved in the riots. I have been busy campaigning for Trinamool."
To queries about how confident she was of beating Supriyo, she said, "I do not want to hear his name."
She lost her cool when an electronic media reporter asked her about the violence on Babul Supriya.
"If you repeat that name here, you will see what happens to your camera".
Then she advised the reporter: "Take pictures of people who are dying."

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First Published: Apr 29 2019 | 7:16 PM IST

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