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Clash in Kalchini

Posted by Ramesh Khati on November 6, 2009

Alipurduar, Nov. 5(The Telegraph): People suspected to be owing allegiance to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha and Congress supporters clashed while canvassing for votes for the Kalchini by-election last night, breaking the otherwise peaceful campaigning in the four seats which go to polls in north Bengal on Saturday.

Around 7.30pm, Morcha supporters were campaigning for Wilson Champromary, the Independent the party supports, when they were allegedly attacked by Congress members. The incident took place behind the residence of Mohan Sharma, the Kalchini block president of the Congress.

Police said the two sides had gone at each other with fists and lathis and several motorbikes belonging to the Congress supporters were damaged. Since the clash took place close to the Kalchini police station, the situation did not turn ugly as the police intervened soon.

The Congress and the RSP, too, have fielded candidates in Kalchini.


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