The Purulia district witnessed chilling cases of political violence against BJP workers.
In April a 22-year-old BJP worker, Sisupal Sahis, was found hanging from a tree in West Bengal's Purulia district. He was a member of the BJP Youth Morcha and his father is a deputy pradhan of the Sirkabad gram panchayat.
The Purulia electorate though did not forget these incidents and voted for the BJP in record numbers. As per the Election Commission data, BJP’s Jyotirmay Singh Mahato is leading the seat by almost 1.7 lakh votes. The second placed candidate is Trinamool’s Mriganka Mahato. The BJP candidate has garnered 49.1 per cent vote in this seat.
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