Desk: West Bengal minister and TMC leader Rabindra Nath Ghosh allegedly slapped an opposition worker inside a polling booth in Cooch Behar.
The opposition worker is believed to be from the BJP party. As per reports, the minister slapped the worker while his supporters thrashed him.
The incident took place at the district’s booth number 8/12. The EC has already sought report on the matter.
Violence has been reported from various parts of the state. A low-intensity blast in a polling station in Cooch Behar injured 20 people, and a media vehicle was damaged during clashes in South 24 Parganas district.
More than 5 crore voters are casting their ballots in the panchayat polls.
West Bengal has brought in 1500 security personnel from states such as Assam, Odisha, Sikkim and Andhra Pradesh.
All opposition parties in the state, including the Congress, BJP and CPM, have alleged that many of their candidates were unable to file their nomination papers because of the strong-arm tactics of the Trinamool. The filing of nominations began on April 2.