Counting of votes for West Bengal Panchayat Election delayed at a counting centre in North 24 Parganas, reported ANI. The results will decide the future of prominent parties in West Bengal like Trinamool Congress, which is led by Mamata Banerjee, the Bhartiya Janata Party and the Communist Party of India.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses party supporters during a celebration event ahead of wining the Karnataka election in New Delhi on May 15, 2018.
While voting was initially scheduled to be held for 825 zilla parishad seats in 17 districts, no elections could be conducted in 203 seats where no Opposition candidate had entered the fray.
There is fear of violence during the counting process because of which heavy security has been deployed. The election commission announced repolling in 540 booths in West Bengal's five districts, in responding to the requests by observers.
Counting of votes for West bengal Panchayat Election has started in 6 districts of North Bengal, reported ANI.
Further, in Hasnabad seat of North 24 Parganas, the ruling party, TMC wins. After the last date of filing of nominations, the Election Commission had said that the TMC won 34 percent seats uncontested. Bombs were hurled targeting 20 houses during a clash between Trinamool Congress workers and BJP activists in Howrah. From the nomination stage to the day of polling, where was the spirit of democracy?
Addressing BJP workers at the party headquaters here following the Karnataka verdict, he said the people should think seriously about the violence in West Bengal yesterday.
Centre's second communication was sent two days after a similar one following large-scale violence during the elections to the local bodies in the state on Monday. The Union home ministry has asked the West Bengal government to provide a detailed report on the violence during the polls.