Trinamul Congress far ahead in West Bengal Panchayat polls results

Trinamul Congress far ahead in West Bengal Panchayat polls results

Panchayat elections in WB were held on May 14 and re-polling in some parts of the state is being conducted today.

The detailed results of West Bengal Panchayat Samity Elections will be updated once results are in. The elections took place through ballot papers and not EVMs, the counting is expected to continue till evening and the final results will announce late evening.

The West Bengal Panchayat polls witnessed massive violence, blood fights among the parties, with the opposition accusing the TMC of deploying dirty tactics, and the counting days were also the same. Some reports are saying that CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury dismisses the remarks of Derek O' Brien that violence occurred during the Left rule too, saying if that was true, Mamata Banerjee would never have come to power in the state. According to the data West Bengal Election Commission shows that 34.2 percent or 20,076 of the 58,692 seats were assured in the panchayat elections. "People were bullied", Modi said. The State Election Commission had ordered the re-poll, following complaints of violence during the polls on Monday.

He was addressing workers at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s central office in the national capital after the party emerged as the single-largest party in the Karnataka Assembly polls.

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Elections were held in 622 zila parishads and 6,158 panchayat samitis, besides 31,836 gram panchayats of the state. From the nomination stage to the day of polling, where was the spirit of democracy? This is because 16,814 gram panchayat seats, 3,059 panchayat samiti seats and 203 zila parishad were uncontested.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Centre called details on the panchayat polls violence as "sketchy" and asked the West Bengal government to send another report, an official said.

At least 24 people died and dozens were injured on Monday in violence during the elections, and one person died during repolling on Wednesday.

Security personnel lathi charge TMC and BJP workers who clashed outside a counting centre in Birbhum.

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