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In pictures: Fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls marred by clashes and controversies

Violence, booth jamming, and candidate misconduct cast a shadow over election proceedings in India

Our Web Desk Published 13.05.24, 05:32 PM
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Clashes broke out between supporters of TMC and BJP in Monteswar's Susunia area of Bardhaman-Durgapur Lok Sabha seat around noon, as BJP candidate Dilip Ghosh was on his way to a polling booth following complaints of booth jamming. As Ghosh was on his way, TMC supporters blocked his convoy and squatted in front of his vehicle, starting a protest against him.

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In Birbhum Lok Sabha constituency, BJP workers clashed with TMC activists in Nanoor after saffron party polling agents were allegedly stopped from entering booths. Tension prevailed in Chapra area of Krishnanagar constituency as BJP workers were allegedly beaten by TMC workers. 

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Ruling YSRCP MLA VS Shivakumar slapped a man waiting to cast his vote at a polling booth in Andhra Pradesh's Tenali only to receive it back himself. The MLA had hit the man who questioned him for jumping the queue.

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BJP candidate for Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat K Madhavi Latha was booked by election authorities after a video clip in which she was purportedly asking burqa-clad women Muslim voters to show their faces to compare with the photo identity cards surfaced. She was also seen telling the policemen to allow voters into polling booths only after a thorough check.

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TDP and YSRCP workers clash during voting for the 4th phase of Lok Sabha elections and Andhra Pradesh Assembly polls, in Om Shanti Nagar. Violence was reported from parts of Andhra Pradesh with YSRCP and TDP leaders hurling accusations against other.

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Poll violence at Kaniroda village of Chikiti assembly constituency in Odisha. The Election Commission suspended two polling officials in Odisha for dereliction of duty, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nikunja Bihari Dhal said.

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Voters in Farukhabad Lok Sabha in Lucknow are not allowed to vote by ECI officials. 

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