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West Bengal Panchayat polls: TMC leading in 1208 seats vs BJP's 81

West Bengal Panchayat polls: TMC leading in 1208 seats vs BJP's 81

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday expressed displeasure over the report sent by West Bengal government on deaths of 23 people in the violence during panchayat election on Monday. The total polled votes would be counted at 291 centers across the state on Thursday morning.

The panchayat elections were held for 621 zilla parishads, 6,123 panchayat samitis and 31,802 gram panchayats in West Bengal on May 14. The main Zilla Parishads are Bankura, Burdwan, Birbhum, Darjeeling, Howrah, Hooghly, Jalpaipuri, Cooch Bihar, Malda, Paschim Medinipur, Purba Murshidabad, Nadia, Purulia, North 24-Parganas, South 24-Parganas, Dakshin Dinajpur, Uttar Dunajpur, Siliguri MP, Kolkata-North, Alipurduar, Kolkata-South and Paschim Burdwan.

The West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday ordered repolling in 568 booths tomorrow following complaints of violence during the pancahayat polls held yesterday.

"Where is the spirit of democracy?" Counting in progress, reported ANI.

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"I want to assure the people of Karnataka that the BJP will not allow the State's development journey to be trampled upon". BJP has been blaming the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC for the violence. A quick glance at the results declared so far confirms the pattern of panchayat polls in West Bengal, where the ruling Trinamool Congress is head and shoulders ahead of its rivals; only the most powerful pair of binoculars may be able to trace the Opposition's presence.

Police has seized 40 mobile phones from a counting centre set up at Jalpaiguri's Polytechnic Institute. 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.

Kolkata, May 16: The counting of votes for West Bengal panchayat Elections 2018 are begun at 7 am, and are now underway. The counting of votes started today at 7:00 am.


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