Violence with voting in West Bengal Panchayat elections, 7 people died

West Bengal Panchayat Election: Voting continues today for the three-tier panchayat elections in West Bengal. Election-related violence in the state is showing no signs of stopping. 7 people died in the last 24 hours in the election violence that broke out in the state.

He said polling began at 7 am in 73,887 seats in rural areas of the state and 5.67 crore people would decide the fate of nearly 2.06 lakh candidates.

BJP’s polling agent Madhav Biswas was killed in Falimari gram panchayat of Coochbehar district. The BJP alleged that when Biswas tried to enter the polling booth, Trinamool Congress supporters stopped them and they killed Biswas as the brawl escalated. The Trinamool Congress has denied the allegations.

According to the police, a supporter of an independent candidate was beaten to death late night in Kadambagachi area of ​​North 24 Parganas district. The deceased has been identified as 41-year-old Abdullah. Locals blocked Taki Road in the early hours to protest against the murder, but were removed by the police.

A TMC worker was killed in late night election-related violence in Kapasdanga area of ​​Murshidabad district. Officials said that the deceased has been identified as Babar Ali.

The ruling Trinamool Congress said two of its workers were killed in Rejinagar and Khargram in Murshidabad district and another in Tufanganj in Coochbehar district.

Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh questioned that polling began peacefully, but Congress, BJP and CPI(M) have been attacking Trinamool Congress workers since last night. Three of our workers have died in Rejinagar, Tufanganj and Khargram and two of our workers have been injured in Domkal. Where is the central force?

A TMC leader’s brother was killed in clashes with Congress supporters in Malda district. The incident took place in Jishrattola under Manikchak police station area. The deceased has been identified as Malek Sheikh.

The Trinamool Congress alleged that the husband of a party candidate was shot dead by CPI(M) supporters in Narayanpur area of ​​Nadia district. However, the opposition party has denied the allegation.

Allegations of attempted looting of ballot boxes and attacks on voters were made by all parties. Clashes were also reported from other parts of the state.

Sharing a video of open ballot boxes placed in the field, CPI(M) state secretary Mohammad Salim tweeted, “Voting is over.” Position of ballots, ballot boxes in a polling station. By the way, this picture is of Diamond Harbour.

Sharing a video on Twitter, BJP state president Sukant Majumdar alleged that ballot boxes were set on fire at a booth in Coochbehar district and election officials fled from the spot.

Edited By : Nrapendra Gupta

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