#Bidhannagar: Tensions have been running high in Salt Lake since morning. Sabyasachi Dutt appeared at multiple booths. This time his opponent is Sujit Basu. When the BJP candidate reached Nayapatti in Salt Lake, the residents of the place started protesting when they saw him. A section of the locals started chanting ‘go back’ around the candidate. They allege that the BJP candidate is intimidating the voters. They surrounded Sabyasachi Dutt and started protesting. After that the area became turbulent in the Trinamool-BJP clash. Tensions escalated in the Shantinagar area of Bidhannagar as well. Shuvendu Adhikari made a video call to Sabyasachi Dutt to find out how the Salt Lake polls were going.
West Bengal | TMC goons stopped me here at Nayapatti. They are also stopping the voters even as polling is underway: BJP candidate from Bidhan Nagar, Sabyasachi Dutta, in the assembly constituency pic.twitter.com/wT4VqtvAoR
– ANI ()ANI) April 17, 2021
Unrest was reported in several booths in Bidhannagar. The situation escalated in the Trinamool-BJP clash in Shantinagar, Salt Lake. BJP Trinamool Congress supporters started raining bricks on each other. BJP candidate Sabyasachi Dutt and Trinamool Congress candidate Sujit Basu also reached the area after receiving the news. The activists of the two camps became more excited. A skirmish ensued. Later the police went and brought the situation under control. BJP candidate alleges Trinamool Congress is provoking Trinamool Congress candidate Sujit Basu has also counter-accused.
Shortly after the incident, Trinamool Congress supporters surrounded BJP candidate Sabyasachi Dutt in Nayapatti, Salt Lake. The ruling party has alleged that BJP candidates are intimidating voters. Protests were shown by surrounding the long-time sabyasachi Dutt. Later the police went and brought the situation under control. Note that when he was in the Trinamool Congress, Sabyasachi Dutt was the chairman of this Bidhannagar municipality.
Published by:Sanjukta Sarkar