Bengal polls 2016: Left booth agent killed in violence in Murshidabad
Domkol (Murshidabad), April 21: The Assembly election in West Bengal claimed its first life when Tahidul Islam---a CPI(M) booth agent---was killed during clashes. Islam was killed during bombing and firing outside booth No. 173 in Sirpara area of the constituency which is known for poll violence.
The Election Commission sought a report on the incident from the district administration. The poll panel was, however, accused of not taking adequate measures to prevent violence in politically volatile Murshidabad district.
A huge police force and poll observers reached the spot after the incident. The local people were, however, unhappy with the role of the central forces and police personnel. Election procedure was disrupted in the constituency following this incident.
Domkol's Left candidate and sitting MLA Anisur Rahman blamed the TMC for Islam's death and said the central forces were not visible in the area.
His TMC opponent Shoumik Hossain put the blame on the Congress, saying the TMC never believes in politics of murder. He said the Left and Congress have always clashed in this constituency and the latest death was also a result of their rivalry.