Kolkata: With the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 underway, Bengal's Raiganj saw a shocking incident of religious discrimination. Times Now has learned that voters in the constituency are being discriminated against on religious lines as voting progressed on Thursday.

Hindu voters at a village have alleged that while some were stopped from proceeding towards the polling booth, others claimed that bogus votes were cast in their names when they reached the polling station in the morning.

The voters belonging to the Hindu religion were stopped from casting their votes by some Muslim men and their voter identity cards were also taken away, reported the media house. 

Times Now correspondent spoke to some of the Hindu voters who were stopped from casting their votes. The voters, while showing their voter slips and ink-less fingers, alleged that they were stopped from voting because they would have voted for the BJP.

The Muslim-dominated village had around 600 Hindus residing. It was learned that when some of the Hindus went to cast their vote in the morning, they were informed by the poll officials that their votes had already been cast.

It was reported that the Muslim-dominated village was influenced by the Trinamool as alleged by the voters.

The incident broke when the West Bengal BJP approached the state election commission in Kolkata to lodge a complaint against the Trinamool regarding violence witnessed across different constituencies in the state in phase two of the Lok Sabha Elections.

Earlier, BJP's Raiganj candidate Debasree Chaudhuri had alleged that TMC workers were indulging in booth capturing.