Kolkata, May 17: West Bengal Panchayat Election Results 2018 will be declared in a short while. The Election Commission of India will commence the counting of votes from 7 am. Viewers will be able to watch the live news and all the details regarding the coverage of the Panchayat Results in West Bengal here on ABP Ananda channel. TMC, Left Front and Congress are among the main political parties, which are in the fray in West Bengal Panchayat Election 2018. If the viewers are not able to watch West Bengal Panchayat Election Results LIVE on TV, they can catch all the latest information and live updates about the West Bengal Panchayat Election 2018 here.
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According to a data sourced from West Bengal State Election Commission, in 2013, Left Front got 2 seats in Zilla Parishad, 20 in Panchayat Samiti and 708 in Gram Panchayat. Congress won 2 seats in Zilla Parishad, 66 in Panchayat Samiti and 233 in Gram Panchayats. TMC won 13 seats in Zilla Parishad, 214 in Panchayat Samiti and 1783 in Gram Panchayats.
On the day of the polling on May 12, there was widespread violence during the West Bengal Panchayat polls. It claimed atleast 25 lives, and left around 43 people injured. Polling booths were mainly targeted during the violence after clashes broke out between Trinamool Congress supporters and opposition party workers. Crude bombs were also hurled near several polling stations. Several party members of the CPI(M), the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and other parties associated with the Left Front, staged protests outside the State Election Commission office against the incidents that marred the panchayat election. Unidentified armed goons stole the ballot boxes at gunpoint.
On Wednesday, repolling in 568 booths across West Bengal from where the State Election Commission (SEC) received complaints of violence during the panchayat poll took place, amid tight security. 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.
In response to the violence, PM Narendra Modi attacked Trinamool Congress government and said, "democracy was "murdered" for narrow political interests. Opposition parties accused the TMC of spreading terror and destroying democracy. However, TMC brushed aside these allegations as "baseless".
As the results in West Bengal Panchayat Elections 2018 are set to be declared, stay tuned to the latest updates on West Bengal Panchayat Polls here.