West Bengal News / Bullets fired during nomination for Panchayat elections in Bengal, Congress worker killed, two in critical condition

Zoom News : Jun 15, 2023, 06:01 PM
West Bengal News: Three people who were going to file nominations for the panchayat elections were allegedly shot at in West Bengal's Uttar Dinajpur district on Thursday, leaving one person dead and two others seriously injured. Mohammad Salim, state secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), claimed that the three men were supporters of the Left Front and the Congress. He said all three were shot at when they were going to the Chopra block office to file their nominations.

Congress worker killed in firing

The Congress alleges that a Congress worker was shot dead while filing nominations at Chopra in Uttar Dinajpur. That is why the Congress workers together gheraoed the State Election Commission of Kolkata. Meanwhile, the protesters have demanded peaceful polling by central forces. At the same time, an official said that after the firing, all the three injured were admitted to the district hospital, where one person died during treatment. The condition of the two injured is critical, he added.

CPI (M) told TMC's hand in the bloody game

On the other hand, State Election Commissioner (SEC) Rajiv Sinha refused to say anything on this matter and said that he has not received any information in this regard so far. CPI(M) state secretary Mohammad Salim alleged that the Trinamool Congress was behind the attack. He tweeted, “Just now Trinamool Congress goons opened fire on workers and candidates in Chopra block of Uttar Dinajpur. The Left-INC (Indian National Congress) supporters were going to the block office to file nominations for the panchayat elections.

Significantly, the elections for about 75,000 seats in the three-tier Panchayat Raj system will be held on July 8. Friday is the last day for filing nominations.