Campaigning cut short in West Bengal over violence

Election campaigning has been stopped a day early in West Bengal following unrest.

The Election Commission ordered the campaign in the state for India’s general election to end on Thursday at 10pm local time, with voting to be held on Sunday.

The decision comes after clashes broke out between protesters believed to be from the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Kolkata and workers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday.

It happened during a roadshow of BJP chief Amit Shah. Several people were injured and vehicles were set on fire.

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