Voting for the West Bengal Panchayat elections began at 7 am today. Polling officer Alok Shankar Basak said that we are fully prepared for voting.
Voting for the West Bengal Panchayat elections began at 7 am today. Voting will be held on a total of 63,229 gram panchayat seats. Elections are being held for 9,730 Panchayat Samiti seats and 928 Zilla Parishad seats. Meanwhile, in Seetai, Cooch Behar, when the polling for Panchayat elections began, unidentified miscreants allegedly vandalized Booth 6/130, Barvita Primary School.
At least three people were killed in clashes due to violence in West Bengal as polling began this morning to elect panchayat representatives. A man was lynched to death in Kadambagachi in North 24 Parganas even before polling began on Saturday. It is being told that the man was a supporter of an independent candidate in the area. As the polling process progressed, a BJP and a Trinamool worker were killed in two separate incidents of violence in Malda and Cooch Behar.
West Bengal Governor CV Anand Bose visits polling booths
Polling will also be held in Nandigram from 7 am to 5 pm. Presiding Officer Prakash Kumar Ghosh said that the total number of voters at this polling station is 686. Suvendu Adhikari is also a voter here. Central force is deployed. Hope the polling will be peaceful. Voting for Panchayat elections also started in Murshidabad. Voting is underway for the Panchayat elections in Nandigram of East Medinipur district.
Voting for the West Bengal Panchayat elections is underway in North 24 Parganas. Meanwhile, West Bengal Governor CV Anand Bose visited polling booths and interacted with voters and candidates.
Residents of Nandigram Block 1 boycotted the elections
Residents of Nandigram Block 1 in Purba Medinipur district boycotted the election. They say that they are boycotting the elections until central forces are deployed at Booth No. 67 and 68 in Mahmadpur No. 2 area. A voter said, “There is no central force here. Booth capturing keeps happening here by TMC. They also do bogus voting in the name of the deceased. Until the central forces come here, we will not allow voting here.”
West Bengal Panchayat Election: Tweet of TMC
In the midst of the West Bengal panchayat elections, the TMC tweeted, “Three of our party workers have been killed in Rajinagar, Tufanganj and Khargram and two have been injured in firing in Domkol. West Bengal BJP, West Bengal CPI(M) and West Bengal Congress are pushing for deployment of central forces. So, where are the central forces when they are needed the most?
West Bengal Minister Shashi Panja said that a night before the commencement of Panchayat elections in West Bengal, shocking and tragic incidents have come to the fore. The BJP, CPI(M) and Congress together demanded central forces. He said where is the posting? Why have the central forces failed to protect the citizens? TMC workers have been murdered, two have been shot. Those who were demanding deployment were saying that these central forces are the guardians of peace. Guardians have failed, failed to protect the rights of citizens.