West Bengal Panchayat polls: Re-polling at 568 booths underway

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According to the latest trend, Trinamool went ahead in nearly all the Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti seats across 20 districts where rural election were held on May 14.

Counting of votes will be done amid high-security arrangements as trouble is feared after panchayat poll results are announced.

According to the results available till now, the TMC is set to win all the 20 Zila Parishads with a clean sweep, with a possibility of winning more than 80 per cent of the Panchayat Samiti and Gram Panchayat samiti seats.

Of the 48,650 seats in gram panchayats, 16,814 went uncontested. As per latest reports, the Trinamool had won or was in the lead in over 80 per cent of the lowest tier Gram Panchayat seats, and over 90 per cent of the middle level Panchayat Samiti seats.

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According to the MHA reports, at the time of voting 12 people killed in violence across states.

The TMC was leading in 24 zilla parishad seats. On Wednesday, repolling was held at 572 booths across 19 districts, in which around 68% of the electorate voted. TMC has won in 19394 seats (leading in 560 seats) till 7.30 pm. In Jhargram gram panchayat, the TMC is ahead in 190 seats, BJP in 51 and Left in 14. Trinamool candidates were elected unopposed in 34% of seats. BJP is leading in the second position with 24 blocks.

- 10: 30 am: The police posted at a counting centre in Jalpaiguri's Polytechnic Institute has seized 40 mobile phones. "The repoll has been more or less peaceful", a senior State Election Commission official said. The looting of votes continued even on the day of counting on Thursday, alleged all opposition political parties. Election was not held to the remaining seats because opposition parties could not field candidates and have demanded that nominations filed through electronic messaging be treated as legitimate.

Without naming the Congress, Modi targeted it, saying a party, which ruled the country for decades, has damaged the Constitution and the country's federal structure by pitting north India against south India and spreading tensions between the Centre and states.

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