25/04/2016 1:59 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

West Bengal Polls: Roopa Ganguly Slaps TMC Worker Outside Polling Booth

HOWRAH -- An FIR was registered on Monday against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Roopa Ganguly after she was allegedly engaged in a scuffle with a Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker at a polling booth in Howrah.

The actress-turned-politician was locked in a brawl earlier today with a TMC worker as polling for the fourth phase for assembly polls began in West Bengal.

Ganguly could be seen pushing a TMC worker outside a polling booth in Howrah after a heated discussion.

She complained of booth jams to the constituency observer.

"In many booths, the person who is responsible for refreshing the EVM is intoxicated, can't see, or is inactive," she alleged.

The fourth phase of the Assembly elections, which began at 7 A.M. today amid tight security arrangements, is being held on 33 seats of North 24 Parganas and 16 seats of Howrah districts.

A total of 1.08 crore voters will decide the fates of 345 candidates, including 40 women, by exercising their franchise across 12,500 polling stations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier today urged the voters to turn out for voting in large numbers.

"As the 4th Phase of the West Bengal polls commences, calling upon those who are voting today to do so in record numbers," he tweeted.

672 companies of Central security forces are actively helping the 22 thousand personnel of the state police.

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