Nandigram, Apr 1 : West Bengal Chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee, whose presence in Nandigram triggered massive face-off between TMC and BJP supporters, has dialled Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, seeking ‘free and fair’ election.
Over hundreds of supporters from both the sides are currently present outside a booth at Gokul Nagar in Nandigram.
Ms Banerjee is still present in the area and local BJP supporters are protesting against the chief minister.
Earlier, the massive face-off broke out between the supporters of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the BJP at Gokul Nagar in Nandigram over Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s presence at a polling booth.
Two groups of people clashed with each other after Ms Banerejee reached a polling booth at Gokul Nagar.
Hundreds of people came out shouting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ after Ms Banerjee reached the booth in. They were protesting the presence of her near the polling booth in Gokul Nagar.
Ms Banerjee said, “Goons from other states creating ruckus here. People who are raising slogans are outsiders. They came from Bihar and UP, they are being protected by Central Forces.”
She alleged that the CRPF is not allowing voters to go inside the centres to cast their votes.
“CRPF Jawans have not allowed genuine voters to vote in the booth number 7 of Nandigram,” the chief minister said.
TMC supporters claim that they were not being allowed to vote. Later, Ms Banerjee reached the booth along with hundreds of supporters following which saffron party supporters came out protesting against the chief minister.
The BJP supporters are demanding Ms Banerjee leave the area. They say the chief minister has brought people from outside. Police and central forces are trying to control the situation.
A women supporter said people from a certain community hates them and had come there from other places to support TMC.