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Counting of Votes For Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti, Gram Panchayat Polls

Counting of Votes For Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samiti, Gram Panchayat Polls

"The re-polling is being held in 568 panchayat election booths spread across 20 districts of the state", an official said.

West Bengal: Counting of votes for #PanchayatElection has started in Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri and Malda districts of North Bengal.

Kolkata: At least 13 persons were killed in West Bengal on Monday as polling took place across a little over 65% of the panchayat seats at over 41,000 booths in 20 districts of the state. While BJP has won 49 seats and is leading in 14 seats and CPI (M) has won eight seats and leading in nine seats.

While addressing a meeting at BJP headquarters in New Delhi, Prime Minister Modi tagged the violence as "murder of democracy". "But I think it too early to comment as the counting for Panchayat Samiti seats are yet to be done", party's Secretary General Partha Chatterjee told IANS.

After the zilla parishad results were out first in 2008, agents of parties did not seek recounting for gram panchayat votes even in case of narrow margins, the sources said. Modi told the gathering that once the people of Bengal led the nation, but blood was spilled yesterday to further political interests.

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He was addressing workers at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s central office in the national capital after the party emerged as the single-largest party in the Karnataka Assembly polls. The rescheduling came after a Calcutta High Court order to extend the nomination deadline and announce a fresh polling date.

However, State Election Commission has issued several guidelines to prevent violence during the counting of votes.

A three-tiered security layer has been thrown outside each counting centre.

Centre's second communication was sent two days after a similar one following large-scale violence during the elections to the local bodies in the state on Monday.


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