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Lok Sabha Polls 2019: EC to hold review meeting with West Bengal Poll Observers over Violence

The Election Commission Officials on Wednesday will hold a review meeting with the West Bengal Observers over poll violence. The Video conference review meeting is slated for 11:30 am today. The Officials take stock of the situation in the state that saw violence in almost every phase.

It comes a day after a clash between TMC and BJP workers during the roadshow of Amit Shah in Kolkata. Reportedly, massive unrest and violent conflicts broke out between TMC and BJP workers at College Street on Tuesday evening during the roadshow of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah in Kolkata.

TMC workers reportedly during roadshow began sloganeering and showing black flags that draw a sharp response from BJP. BJP supporters responded with by pelting and sticks at university gates.

Both TMC and BJP ever since the start of national polls is in loggerheads. BJP in a run-up to the polls is leaving no stone unturned to make a big dent in Mamata’s Bastion and eyeing a lion share from 42 Lok Sabha Seats.

While a delegation of Trinamool Congress is also slated to meet the Election Commission. Mamata Banerjee has also announced a protest rally against the vandalization of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar statue.

READ: TMC to meet Election Commission over violence at Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata

Trinamool Congress in a run-up to the national elections is facing intense resistance from Bharatiya Janata Party in Bengal that sends 42 parliamentarians to the lower house. Just like Amit Shah’s road initial 6 phases of elections, also saw violence in the state with reports of clashes between TMC and BJP from various places.

General Elections 2019 is being held across seven phases starting April 11 to May 19. Counting of the votes will be held on May 23. Voting of the remaining 59 constituencies will be held in last and seventh phase of polling slated for May 19.

Polling in West Bengal’s 42 Lok Sabha Seat is being spread on all seven phases. 9 Lok Sabha seats of the state will go to polls in the last phase of the election slated for May 19.


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