TMC sweeps West Bengal Panchayat polls, BJP distant second
The counting of votes for West Bengal Panchayat elections is currently underway. The Panchayat polls were held in the state on May 14. The polling was hit by violence in which 18 people were killed and 43 injured.
Becasue of violence and disruptions, a re-polling was held in 568 booths across 19 districts of West Bengal on Wednesday (May 16).
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.
Counting of Gram Panchayats will be held first, followed by that of Panchayat Samiti and Zilla Parishad.