New Delhi: As the country goes for the 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections, sporadic incidents of violence marred the polling in several states. 
The Election Commission has set up 94,000 polling stations/booths and made elaborate security arrangements.

Polling is being held in 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 12 in Rajasthan, seven seats each in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, five in Bihar and four in Jharkhand. In Jammu and Kashmir, polling will take place in Ladakh constituency and Pulwama and Shopian districts of Anantnag seat.

Also read: Lok Sabha Election 2019 phase 5: Voting begins in 51 seats

Here are the incidents that disrupted the Lok Sabha polling 

BJP cadre brutally attacked in Bengal

In a shocking case, a BJP cadre was brutally attacked in Howrah district of Bengal, as soon as phase five of the Lok Sabha election began. The victim is one Prashant Verma who has been rushed to the hospital. He was attacked in Farsor Road area during polling. BJP suspect the assailants who could not be identified were sent with a political motive. The video of a bloodstained Verma has created anger among BJP cadres.

Locket Chatterjee’s verbal spat

BJP candidate Locket Chatterjee got into a verbal spat after one of her party agent wasn't allowed inside the polling booth. The incident is from booth no 118 of Kankrakuli area of Dhonekhali. She has alleged that TMC was involved in it. 

r car was vandalised in Shivaichandi area of Hooghly.

EVM machine vandalised

A man was arrested on charges of vandalising an EVM machine at polling booth number 131 in Chhapra, Bihar. 

NCPCR’s request falls to deaf ear  

Even after the National Commission For Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) issued a notice to Election Commission asking political parties to restrain from using children from political parties, MyNation accessed a video which shows children wearing T-shirts with Trinamool logo supporting 'Vote for Kalyan Banerjee'. 

CRPF interventions 

Central Reserve Police Force had to chase out outsiders who allegedly came for conducting false voting in Gokulpur area in Bengal. 


TMC attacks BJP candidate

TMC leader turned BJP candidate Arjun Singh claimed that he was attacked by TMC goons. Meanwhile, clashes broke out between TMC and BJP is Duttapukur and Natunpara area of Barrackpore. Reports also suggest bombs were hurled at booth no 177.

Grenade attack in Kashmir

In a bid to disrupt the biggest democratic event in the country, the Lok Sabha election, terrorists hurled grenades at a polling station in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. 

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According to the state police, the grenades were thrown at Rohomoo polling station in the district, when polling was underway for Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency. 

Himli's bomb attack

Bengal's Himli in the Bongaon constituency saw a massive clash between the ruling Trinamool party and the BJP on Monday. In spite of 100% central forces deployment, bombs were hurled, which injured one person.

With inputs from Anil Giri