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West Bengal panchayat elections: Re-polling to be held in 568 booths

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May 16, 2018 08:49


As violence was reported in a number of places during panchayat polls in West Bengal, which was held on May 14, re-polling will be held in 568 booths across various districts today. 

This development came after a number of candidates who were contesting the panchayat polls met State Election Commission, demanding re-polling in their booths.

The panchayat elections in West Bengal saw huge-scale clashes on Monday between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Trinamool Congress workers, resulting in the death of at least 12 people.

Taking note of the incident, the ministry of home affairs also sought a report from the state government regarding incidents of violence during the elections in the state.

The voting took place for 621 zilla parishads, over 6,000 panchayat samitis, and nearly 31 thousand gram panchayats.

The counting of votes will be held on May 17.

-- ANI

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