Birbhum: Despite the heavy security deployed in the region with the second phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections underway, clashes broke out between different party workers in Birbhum on Sunday in which at least three people were injured.
A violent scuffle broke out between Trinamool Congress, Communist Party of India (Marxist) and Bharatiya Janata Party workers near a polling station in Birbhum.
Last night the Congress, CPI (M) common office in North Dinajpur was vandalised and ransacked. The Congress alleged TMC's hand in it.
There seems to be no dent in the incidents of violence despite the beefed up security, including adequate deployment of Central paramilitary forces.
383 candidates including 33 women are in the fray for the 56 seats spread in seven districts.
About one crore 21 lakh people are enrolled for the second round of polling to vote for five constituencies in Alipurduar, seven in Jalpaiguri, six in Darjeeling, nince in Uttar Dinajpur, six in Dakshin Dinajpur, 12 in Malda and 11 in Birbhum districts.
More than 13 thousand 600 polling stations have been put up including 311 model booths.
Voting at two polling stations in Malda was delayed by 20 minutes due to technical problem in EVM
Besides the general and Police observers, 1563 micro observers will keep watch during the polling today.