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Attack on Bharati Ghosh 'an act of frustration' by TMC: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Sunday termed the attack on its candidate an "act of frustration" by the ruling Trinamool in West Bengal, and said it would complain to the for action in the matter.

leader and said a delegation of his party will meet the EC over the alleged incidents of violence in Ghatal constituency.

Ghosh was allegedly attacked twice when the former IPS tried to visit polling stations in the constituency when the sixth phase of polling was under way.

Officials said in Kolkata Ghosh suffered when a group of women allegedly attacked her as she tried to take a agent inside a polling booth in Keshpur. One of her security guards was injured when locals pelted stones at another booth.

"It clearly shows the sheer desperation by Mamata Banerjee and her TMC," Javadekar said at a press conference in

"Stones were pelted on her car and she was also injured. Instead of taking action against the goons, Ghosh's movements have been restricted and her car, which was vandalised, has been seized by the local administration. This is unacceptable. The TMC goons are engaged in unabated violence against the BJP. This is an act of frustration," he said.

The has sought reports from the district magistrate about the incidents of violence in Ghatal.

Javadekar claimed in Jhargam Lok Sabha constituency, the body of a has been found.

Demanding that poll observers ensure proper deployment of central forces for smooth voting, the said, "Mamata says there is an expiry date for the But the way they are conducting elections, the amount of frustration, and with the imminent defeat of the TMC, there is an expiry date of the "

"At 6 pm, we will go to EC over this incident," he told reporters at the party office here.

Javadekar also attacked the government in Rajasthan, alleging the law and order in the state has failed, and demanded the resignation of

"We condemn the incident of rape of a Dalit woman recently and other cases of violence," he said.

On April 26, the woman was allegedly raped in front of her husband in Alwar. Her husband has claimed he had approached the police on April 30, alleging that police officials did not act quickly because of elections and eventually filed an FIR on May 7.

voted in two phases on April 29 and May 6.

Javadekar alleged that in the last four months of the government in Rajasthan, "46 cases of rape have occurred and 27 cases of atrocities against Dalits, rape or otherwise."

"We, therefore, demand resignation of Ashok Gehlot," he told reporters.

Javadekar also said that "did not reveal anything he was not supposed to reveal" on the Balakot strike during an interview with a channel.

The opposition has alleged that the divulged sensitive details of the operation against terrorists inside

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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 18:56 IST