Thursday, 28 April 2016

Poll Violence in Bengal: The Age Old Story

Poll violence has not been an uncommon or unheard phenomenon when it comes to West Bengal. Even this year, the state recorded unsettling incidents like vandalizing party offices, heckling and abusing voters, even small children weren’t spared. A minor girl was reportedly thrashed and a young boy was beaten for making a kite out of a party poster.

Though blame game continued at the cost of public outrage, with either parties whether ruling or opposition denying the charges, people howsoever, setback by the disruption continued to go to polls.

This year, the ruling Trinamool Congress faces a strong competition from the steadfast coalition of the CPM and the Congress as well as its contender BJP. People, although, disappointed are not totally disheartened and are hopeful of changes and development in the near future.

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