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West Bengal Panchayat Election: Teacher goes missing after election duty

By Chennabasaveshwar
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Around 568 booths across 19 districts of West Bengal are undergoing re-polling for Panchayat Elections on Wednesday. At least 12 people dead and 43 injured in a widespread violence during the panchayat polls in the estate on Monday.

West Bengal Panchayat Election LIVE: Unidentified miscreants escape with a ballot box in Malda

The State Election Commission has ordered repolling in 10 booths in Hooghly, 28 booths in West Midnapore, 52 booths in Coochbehar, 63 booths in Murshidabad, 60 booths in Nadia, 59 booths in North 24 Parganas, 55 booths in Malda, 73 booths in Uttar Dinajpur, 26 in South 24 Pargans, among others.

The state government and the police have been asked to make elaborate security arrangements so that polling can be held in a free and fair manner, the SEC official said.

Stay tuned for LIVE updates:

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2:13 PM, 16 May
CPM complains that repoll list does not even contain 5 percent of booths where the party demanded re-poll.
2:10 PM, 16 May
Madrasa teacher goes missing right after completion of his duty as Election Official
11:59 AM, 16 May
Unidentified miscreants escape with a ballot box from polling booth no. 76 in Malda's Ratua, also brandish a gun.
11:08 AM, 16 May
Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "unwarranted comments" on panchayat polls in West Bengal, the TMC today said Modi's remarks were out of frustration as the BJP could not win a majority in Karnataka. "These comments are basically outbursts of frustration as his party has failed to reach the majority mark in Karantaka polls. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, before questioning us, should answer on the anarchy that his party has created throughout the country," TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said.
10:59 AM, 16 May
West Bengal: Rapid Action Force (RAF) & police baton charged on people in Uttar Dinajpur district's Goalpokhar as a crowd-control measure after the people agitated when the voting process for #PanchayatElection re-polling started late in booth no. 36/37.
10:48 AM, 16 May
Paramilitary forces and police baton charged on people in Uttar Dinajpur district's Goalpokhar as a crowd-control measure after the people agitated when the voting process for #PanchayatElection re-polling started late in booth no. 36/37
8:57 AM, 16 May
Re-polling to take place till 5 pm; Counting of votes to be held on 17 May
8:54 AM, 16 May
Voters queue up outside booth no. 117 in Bagdah, North 24 Parganas district. 568 booths across 19 districts of the state are undergoing re-polling for Panchayat Elections today.

(With PTI inputs)

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