Lok Sabha Election 2019

‘Babul Supriyo and his supporters used abusive languauge against a poll official’

The West Bengal poll officials have accused Union Minister and BJP candidate Babul Supriyo and his supporters of using abusive language that instigated the voters at a polling station in Asansol.

According to the local report, Mr. Supriyo reached the booth under Barabani polling station around 9-15 a.m. He went inside the booth along with his security guards complaining that his agent was not allowed to sit there.

“When the in-charge of the booth, CRPF ASI Ram Navami Ram, protested the entry of security guards inside the booth, Mr. Supriyo pushed him physically and entered the booth along with his security guards. His convoy of around 8/9 cars blocked the way of RT mobile vehicle of ASI Emdadul Haque,” as alleged.

The candidate and his supporters allegedly used foul language against the RT officer saying “dekh tor ki kori” (just see what I do to you).

“His abusive language instigated the voters standing in the queue and they started protesting around the candidate’s car. In the chaos, someone from the crowd or someone from his supporters threw a stone at the rear shield of the candidate’s car resulting in breaking of the shield. The QRT and the HRFS thereafter reached the scene and controlled the situation,” said the initial report received from the polling booth.

Related Topics
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Aug 14, 2020 9:48:14 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/elections/lok-sabha-2019/babul-supriyo-and-his-supporters-used-abusive-languauge-against-a-poll-official/article26979024.ece

Next Story