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TMC 'goons' instigated violence in WB's Cooch Behar, didn't allow voting: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The BJP Thursday alleged that Trinamool "goons" had instigated violence in West Bengal's Lok Sabha constituency and did not let people cast their votes.

In the first-phase of the on Thursday, polls were held in two Lok Sabha constituencies in the state -- and Alipurduar.

The BJP will approach the and will lodge a complaint, senior leader and said at a press conference at the party office here.

"TMC goons instigated violence in in to interrupt polling and also did not let voters cast their vote," he said.

The BJP's state unit has already approached the electoral officer in the state in this matter, minister said.

Naqvi said the BJP has been urging the poll panel to take remedial measures for free and fair elections in West Bengal, as the TMC-led government could try to disturb the atmosphere during the polls.

On a question on Congress's claim that a was pointed at while he was interacting with journalists after filing nomination for the Amethi Lok Sabha seat on Wednesday, he said the has habit of speaking lies.

"has a habit of speaking lies. In reality a hill of truth is always stronger than a ship of lies," Naqvi said.

Three leaders have written a letter to claiming that there is a "grave" security threat to Gandhi and urged him to take immediate action to ensure full protection of its leader.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 21:10 IST