West Bengaal, Apr 23, 2019 : A Congress worker named Piyarul Sheikh was stabbed to death in a clash with members of the Trinamool Congress outside a polling booth in Bhagwangola in Murshidabad on Tuesday. Seven others were also injured in the poll related violence. In a separate incident, Babulal Murmu, a polling agent was found dead at his house in Buniadpur, South Dinajpur. Authorities said he was a reserve officer and this may be a case of suicide, News 18 reported.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has alleged “criminal negligence” in the polling process, claiming all votes being polled on EVMs are being registered for the BJP. Congress leader and Shashi Tharoor had voiced similar concerns after voting in Kerala where EVM glitches were reported within the first two hours of voting. Two people have also reportedly died while waiting in line to vote in Kerala.