The second phase of the West Bengal elections saw a large turn out with over 80 percent voting amidst allegations of vote fraud and incidents of violence.
The poll percentage reported from the 30 constituencies of phase 2 in West Bengal is 80.43% as of 5pm stated the Election Commission of India.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also accused central forces deployed in Nandigram constituency.Banerjee slammed the Election Commission for not taking any action despite lodging 63 complaints and threatened to move court over it. Amongst the complaints were allegations of “booth capturing” and “massive fake voting” in Boyal.
The area saw a face-off between TMC and BJP supporters who gave vent at each other with slogans of “Khela Hobe” and “Jai Shri Ram”.
90% of the votes have gone to BJP (in Nandigram) said Suvendu Adhikari, BJP candidate from Nandigram Assembly seat against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
Suvendu was however countered, “We know we’ll win both (Nandigram & West Bengal). Even though we may win, we may still consider going to the Election Commission. We are considering it for a few booths” said Derek O Brien, TMC MP. He further stated : “There have been some specific incidents that CM referred to, in her statement today about booths. We’ll consider taking next step because we want to do this not for just winning Nandigram or West Bengal but we need to do it for keeping democracy in place”.