BJP leader Joy Prakash Majumdar, who is the party’s candidate for Karimpur bypolls, was brutally thrashed by alleged Trinamool Congress workers on Monday. Majumdar was reportedly visiting a polling booth in the constituency's Ghiaghat area when the incident took place. The state is witnessing crucial bypolls today, which are seen as the litmus test for both the BJP and ruling Trinamool Congress. Following the incident, BJP leader Mukul Roy wrote to the Election Commission for immediate intervention in bypolls in Karimpur, Kharagpur Sadar and Kaliaganj assembly seats. The letter also states, "Today 50 TMC goons surrounded, kicked and pushed BJP's Joy Prakash Majumdar. Demand immediate removal of SP and Additional SP ".
#VIDEO | West Bengal BJP Vice President and candidate for Karimpur bypoll, #JoyPrakashMajumdar manhandled and kicked allegedly by TMC workers as voting is underway in the constituency, reports ANI.#WestBengal— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) November 25, 2019
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Congress nominee Dhitashree Roy, also supported by the CPI(M), will take on TMC's Tapan Deb Sinha and BJP's Kamal Chandra Sarkar in Kaliaganj. In Karimpur, vacated by MLA Mahua Moitra after emerging victorious from Krishnnanagar Lok Sabha seat, the CPI(M)-Congress candidate Gholam Rabbi is contesting against BJP's Jay Prakash Majumdar and TMC's Bimalendu Singha Roy.
Prem Chandra Jha of the BJP will take on Chittaranjan Mandal of the Congress-CPI(M) alliance and Pradip Sarkar of the TMC in Kharagpur Sadar Assembly seat - vacated by MLA Dilip Ghosh after winning Medinipur Lok Sabha seat.
The results will be declared on November 28. Chances are likely that the saffron party's masterstroke in Maharashtra and Haryana, along with the NRC proposal and the tabling of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament, would cast a shadow on the November 25 bypolls.