LS polls: BJP candidate Satyapal Singh attacked in Baghpat
Former Mumbai police commissioner and BJP candidate from Baghpat, Satyapal Singh, was today manhandled by unidentified men at a polling station.
Baghpat: Former Mumbai police commissioner and BJP candidate from Baghpat, Satyapal Singh, was today manhandled by unidentified men at a polling station here, police said.
Singh had gone to Malakpur polling booth in Badaut police station area to take stock of the ongoing voting process. As he objected to certain activities at the polling booth, one of those present manhandled him leading to a clash, SP Jitendra Kumar Shahi said.
Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson in Lucknow Vijay Bahadur Pathak alleged that Rashtriya Lok Dal workers indulged in heavy brick-batting which damaged Singh's vehicle.
"Singh continued to ask for security but it was not provided to him. Congress and its alliance partner RLD have carried out the attack out of frustration," he said.
The BJP has also demanded strict action against them. Singh is pitted against RLD chief Ajit Singh in a fierce combat in the constituency.
The TMC said several BJP leaders, including party state Dilip Ghosh, were instigating violence with their warnings of more Cooch Behar-like episodes
The ban went into effect at noon on Tuesday and will remain in place for 48 hours, stated the Election Commission order
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