On Saturday, April 10, All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) claimed that Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) opened fire twice at polling booths in Cooch Behar where people were casting their votes, which led to the killing of four of their party workers.
TMC leader Dola Sen said, “In block 1 of Mathabhanga (Cooch Behar), one TMC worker was killed and three were injured after Central Forces opened fire on them and then in Sitalkuchi block, three TMC workers were also killed and one got injured.”
Dola Sen further added that Central Forces are crossing limits and doing wrong– “When Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called them out, Election Commission issued her notices.”
TMC MP Derek O’ Biren had also written a letter to Election Commisssion about the incident that took place in Cooch Behar.
CRPF has shot dead 4 people in Sitalkuchi (Cooch Behar) today. There was another death in the morning. CRPF is not my enemy but there's a conspiracy going around under the instruction of Home Minister & today's incident is a proof: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee pic.twitter.com/sDAdR86Zt7
— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2021
According to the Election Commisssion ,till 1:30 pm, West Bengal recorded a voter turnout of 52.89 per cent across 44 constituencies in five districts during the fourth phase of the state assembly polls. The Mathabhanga constituency in the state has witnessed the highest voting percentage with a voter turnout of 61.30 per cent till 1.30 pm, while the Maheshtala constituency witnessing the lowest voting percentage with a voter turnout of 42.35 per cent only.