The Hush Post | 11:50 | Two-minute read
The BJP candidate from West Bengal’s Ghatal constituency, Bharti Ghosh was in tears on Sunday when she was allegedly pushed by a few women workers of Trinamool Congress at a polling booth in her constituency.
Ghatal is witnessing polling on Sunday during sixth round of the seven phase Lok Sabha elections. Bharti Ghosh, once considered close to chief minister Mamata Banerjee, said that her polling agent was not allowed to enter the booth in Chandkhali area of Keshpur in West Midnapur district.
The former IPS officer said, “I am the candidate. I am being pushed around and heckled. Those assaulting me and preventing my polling agent to enter the booth should be arrested.”
She further alleged, “TMC supporters pushed me to the ground. They are not allowing any polling to be held in Keshpur area. These women were hired by the TMC. I shall complain in writing to the Election Commission of India.”
Bharti who is facing Bengali cinema’s superstar and TMC MP Dipak Adhikari in Ghatal, was the Superintendent of Police in West Midnapur district for six years from 2011 to 2017 in which her constituency is located.
The local TV channels have shown the footage of the incident in which the TMC supporters were seen making a human wall in front of the booth to prevent Ghosh and her agents from entering the booth.
Bharti alleged that the police were mere spectators and not called women cops either.
Earlier, Bharti had threatened that she will bring men from Uttar Pradesh to pull the TMC workers out of their homes and beat them up like dogs if they intimidated voters on May 12, the sixth phase of polling. The video of her threatening to two TMC workers had gone viral too.