BJP, Cong supporters clash in Jharkhand’s Palamu

Palamu: Amid polling for the first phase in Jharkhand, clashes between BJP and Congress supporters have been reported from Kosiyara village of Chainpur here.

Congress candidate K.N. Tripathi accused BJP candidate Alok Chaurasia and his supporters of looting the booths.

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As per the reports, Congress candidate K.N. Tripathi from Daltonganj is seen with a revolver. Meanwhile, the Election Commission has taken cognizance of the incident and sought a report in this regard from the district administration.

According to sources, the BJP supporters stopped Tripathi from going to the booth after which supporters of both the parties clashed. However, the security personnel over there tried to handle the situation.

(IANS)

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