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Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Mamata's Trinamool Set for Big Victory, BJP Distant Second

Mamata's Trinamool Set for Big Victory, BJP Distant Second

"This is nothing but a complete destruction of the democratic process in the state", he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hit out at the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal over violence during the panchayat elections in the state, saying democracy was "murdered" for narrow political interests.

Elections were held in 622 zila parishads and 6,158 panchayat samitis, besides 31,836 gram panchayats of the state.

The State Election Commission had announced repolling in 572 booths across West Bengal districts on Wednesday.

West Bengal panchayat election result 2018 LIVE updates: The ruling Trinamool Congress, which has won 110 seats so far, is leading in 1,208 seats of the total 31,814 being contested.

The booths, where re-polling took place, include 63 in Murshidabad, 52 in Coochbehar, 28 in West Midnapore and 10 in Hooghly among others.

"I want to assure the people of Karnataka that the BJP will not allow the State's development journey to be trampled upon". Reports of miscreants stopping the voters from exercising their franchise, booth capturing and destroying ballot boxes emerged from several districts.

Security Personnel lathi charge TMC and BJP workers who clashed outside a counting centre in Birbhum.

As per latest trends available for panchayat samiti seats, the TMC has won 14 seats and leading in 24 seats.

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.

Police has seized 40 mobile phones from a counting centre set up at Jalpaiguri's Polytechnic Institute.

The BDOs and SDOs of blocks where repoll will take place have been advised to make announcements on loudspeakers. The counting of votes started today at 7:00 am.

In West Bengal, Counting of votes is underway for zilla parishads, panchayat samitis, and gram panchayat elections.

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