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The second Phase of Polling turns violent in Karnataka and Bengal

The polling in the second phase of general elections turned violent in Karnataka and West Bengal states. In Karnataka, BJP and Congress activists fought with each other in Mysuru Rural assembly segment. For about two to three hours there was a tense situation at few polling booths. Till 1 PM, Karnataka has reported 34 per cent of polling.

In West Bengal, BJP workers fought with Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters. BJP General Secretary candidate from Raiganj constituency Debasree Chaudhuri alleged TMC of doing booth capturing. In another polling booth, BJP and TMC activists have destroyed an EVM machine.

A lathi charge is recorded in Darjeeling. Agitators tried to stop people from voting. This led to a lathi charge while West Bengal Police and RAF had to use tear gas on miscreants. In Islampur of Bengal, CPM candidate from Raiganj Mohammad Salim was assaulted and his car was destroyed. Nevertheless, Salim walked free of injustices.

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