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Trinamul Congress far ahead in West Bengal Panchayat polls results

Trinamul Congress far ahead in West Bengal Panchayat polls results

The election commission announced repolling in 540 booths in West Bengal's five districts, in responding to the requests by observers. While BJP has won 49 seats and is leading in 14 seats and CPI (M) has won eight seats and leading in nine seats.

The Bharatiya Janata Party emerged a distant second as it managed to go ahead or win a section of panchayat seats in a few places, while the Left and Congress heavily struggled to put up a fight. In Panchayat Samiti, the TMC leading in 109 seats. 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.

The BDOs and SDOs of blocks where repoll will take place have been advised to make announcements on loudspeakers.

The panchayat elections in West Bengal saw huge-scale clashes on Monday between the BJP and the TMC workers, resulting in the death of at least 12 people.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPM, alleged that two of its supporters-Debu Das and his wife Usha Das-were burnt alive in Kakdweep in South 24 Parganas district on Sunday evening. It was nothing but a murder of democracy.

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The elections were largely criticized due to the mishaps that occurred during the day of polling. Citing the response of people to his rallies during which they urged him to continue speaking in his language, the PM said some "fissiparous forces" may not like him but they should sense the mood of the masses.

Counting for West Bengal Panchayat elections started from 8 am on Thursday.

Authorities have made elaborate security arrangements in the poll bound areas in order to hold elections in a free and fair manner.

The Union home ministry has asked the West Bengal government to file a report, said a senior official in New Delhi who asked not to be identified.

The election took place for 621 Zilla Parishads, over six thousand panchayat samities, and almost 31 thousand gram panchayats.


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