Repolling in 568 booths across West Bengal from where the State Election Commission (SEC)received complaints of violence during the panchayat poll, began today amid tight security. The booths where repolling is being held are spread in all the 20 districts of the state where the rural polls were held on Monday, SEC officials said.
Police and state government have made elaborate security arrangements so that repolling can take place ina free and fair manner. The repolling will end at 5pm and the counting will take place on May 17.
According to a PTI report, the repolling has been ordered 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 and 26 in South 24 Pargans among others.
There was huge violence being reported on the day of the West Bengal Panchayat polls on May 12, which claimed atleast 12 lives and left around 43 people injured. Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal over violence during the panchayat elections, saying democracy was "murdered" for narrow political interests.
(With inputs from PTI)