Violence in West Bengal Panchayat elections, 133 people fled to Assam after saving their lives, CM Sarma confirmed -aabtak24


The State Election Commission (SEC) has suspended polling in 19 districts, acting in response to widespread reports of vote-tampering and violence. "Zero" declared. SEC held a meeting on 9th July to assess the situation and take necessary decisions. As a result, re-polling was conducted in 697 booths in these areas, the results of which are coming out today i.e. Tuesday (July 11).

CM of Assam told the condition of those who took refuge
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted clearing the whole picture. Sporadic incidents of violence were witnessed in various parts of North and South Bengal including Cooch Behar, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Murshidabad, Malda, Howrah, South 24 Parganas and East Burdwan during the panchayat elections.


Yesterday, 133 individuals who feared for their lives due to violence in the panchayat election in West Bengal sought refuge in Dhubri District of Assam. We have provided them with shelter in a relief camp, as well as food and medical assistance.

— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa)

Tragically, at least 19 people lost their lives during the three-tier election process and a TMC worker died of injuries sustained in a bomb blast at Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar district. At present, counting of votes is underway in the violence-hit panchayat and rural body elections in West Bengal. 

The lead given to Trinamool Congress in the initial trends is now visible towards victory. Mamta Banerjee’s TMC is leading in most of the seats in West Bengal Panchayat elections. BJP is leading in many seats. However, what will be the final results, it will be decided today. To put it simply, Mamata Banerjee did not feel much pressure despite claims by the BJP, Congress and the Left to challenge the TMC.

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