Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Global | By Shelia Dennis

WB Panchayat Polls: TMC wins 2467 Gram Panchayat seats

WB Panchayat Polls: TMC wins 2467 Gram Panchayat seats

The security has been tightened in West Bengal though. More than 50 people have died since the electoral process had begun in the state.

"The re-polling is being held in 568 panchayat election booths spread across 20 districts of the state", an official said. The BJP has won 386 seats and is leading in 231 seats while the CPI (M) won 94 seats and is leading in 163 seats, the officials said.

Therefore, results for the remaining 65.8% of the seats will be declared on Thursday.

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"The opposition has been blown away by Trinamool Congress gale". BJP was a very distant second, while the Left and Congress were pushed to the margins. BJP is in the 3 position with 38 blocks. All of they had fought as independent candidates. Before the polls, Trinamool candidates were elected unopposed in 34 percent of the seats, a figure the Supreme Court called "worrying" while directing the commission not to declare them winners.

In zilla parishads, the TMC has won 10 seats and is leading in 25 seats. CPI (M) is in the 2 place with 15 seats. In South 24 Parganas district, TMC is leading in 370 seats, BJP in 25. The violence resulted police personnel Lathi charge the TMC and the BJP workers who clashed outside a counting centre at Birbhum.

The Panchayat Samiti was, however, won by the ruling party. Counting has also resumed in the counting centre in North 24 Parganas, where it got delayed. First and foremost, TMC is way ahead than other parties. Workers of these parties were killed.

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The state administration has so far admitted to at least six poll-related deaths, claiming that the scale of violence witnessed this year was lower than the previous elections in 2013. The West Bengal Panchayat Elections 2018 were held on Monday (May 14).

Kolkata: After facing all the violence and disruptions during the election procedures, the results of West Bengal polls is set to arrive today. In its first notification, the poll was scheduled to take place in three phases on May 1, 3 and 5.

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