Lok Sabha Election / Violence in Nandigram, BJP woman worker dies in attack with sharp weapon

Vikrant Shekhawat : May 23, 2024, 12:38 PM
Lok Sabha Election: There is a fierce battle over reservation in the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal. Meanwhile, incidents of political bloodshed have also come to light. BJP workers have been attacked with sharp weapons in Nandigram. TMC workers have been accused of attacking. A female BJP worker died in the attack, while 7 people were injured. In protest against the attack, BJP indulged in arson and also raised slogans against TMC. At the same time, TMC is calling this violence a family dispute, but BJP workers say that TMC is carrying out such attacks out of frustration in view of the defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. In view of the tension in the area, a large number of police forces have been deployed.

Violence in the fifth phase of elections also

At the same time, sporadic incidents of violence took place on May 20 during the fifth phase of voting in the state. Clashes broke out between TMC and BJP workers in different parts of Barrackpore, Bongaon and Arambag seats. A clash broke out between TMC and BJP supporters in Khanakul area of Arambag constituency over stopping polling agents from entering polling stations. Security personnel also recovered two country-made bombs from the area. Sporadic incidents of violence were reported from different parts of Howrah constituency. In Liluah area of Howrah, BJP accused TMC workers of booth jamming, leading to a clash between the two groups. Local BJP leader Subir Biswas was allegedly beaten up by TMC goons outside a booth in Gayeshpur area of Bangaon constituency. Later he was taken to the hospital.

OBC certificate canceled 

At the same time, the Mamata government of West Bengal got a big blow from the Calcutta High Court yesterday. The High Court has canceled all OBC certificates issued after 2010. The court said that these certificates were given without following any rules. The court has ordered to cancel the certificates given after 2010, while Mamata Banerjee is the Chief Minister of West Bengal since 2011.

In 2012, Mamata government had implemented a law. This law provides for reservation for OBC category in government jobs. Some of its provisions were challenged in the High Court. The High Court also canceled a provision of that 2012 law. This provision created two categories named OBC-A and OBC-B, in which many castes were included in the Other Backward Classes.