June 12, 2024

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West Bengal Panchayat Election Results

West Bengal Panchayat Election Results
West Bengal Panchayat Election Results

The counting of votes for the panchayat and rural elections in West Bengal is currently underway, accompanied by stringent security measures. The counting process is being conducted in six phases. Unfortunately, the election was marred by incidents of violence, resulting in the loss of lives. Since the announcement of the panchayat poll date early last month, more than 33 individuals have lost their lives in political clashes throughout the state. Shockingly, 18 of these casualties occurred on the polling day itself.

The polling for the three-tier panchayat elections took place on July 8, with over 61,000 booths set up for voters. The overall voter turnout stood at 80.71 percent. Regrettably, instances of ballot box looting, arson, and disposal in water bodies led to violence in several areas. The intensity of violence on the day of polling was significant, necessitating repolling in approximately 696 booths. A staggering 5.6 crore people residing in rural Bengal were eligible to exercise their voting rights in this election, witnessing a competition among over 206,000 candidates vying for 73,887 seats.

Incidents of Violence Emerge on Result Day of West Bengal Panchayat Election

Despite it being the result day for the West Bengal Panchayat Election, sporadic incidents of violence have been reported from various locations, including Diamond Harbour and Howrah district. In response, the police have had to resort to lathi charges to disperse crowds attempting to storm the counting centers. Additionally, there have been reports of crude bombs being hurled, adding to the tense atmosphere.