Bengal Elections 2021: TMC claims CRPF jawans shot dead four of their workers in Cooch Behar

Mamata Banerjee in her rally claimed that CRPF has shot dead 4 TMC workers in Sitalkuchi (Cooch Behar) today.

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.

Moreover, CM Mamata Banerjee also reacted to the incident and said, “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 is a conspiracy going around under the instruction of Home Minister and  today’s incident is a proof,” as quoted by ANI.
Mamata further added, “CRPF have killed voters standing in the queue, where do they get so much of audacity? BJP knows that they have lost so they are killing voters and workers.”

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.

Bengal legislative assembly elections for 294 seats are scheduled to be held between 27th March to 29th April 2021 in 8 phases. The results for the same will be announced on 2nd May 2021