Panchayat Elections / 6 killed in heavy violence in Bengal Panchayat elections, polling booth looted in Diamond Harbor

Vikrant Shekhawat : Jul 08, 2023, 12:00 PM
Panchayat Elections: Violence continues in West Bengal regarding Panchayat elections. Voting for 74,000 seats in the panchayats of the state started at seven o'clock on Saturday morning, along with heavy violence also started in many places. Incidents of stone-pelting, arson as well as looting are coming to the fore in different areas of Bengal. Babar Ali, a worker of the ruling party, was killed in a clash between Congress and Trinamool in Murshidabad's Beldanga. There is a lot of tension in the area after the violence. The Congress worker is hospitalized after being shot. A polling station in Coochbehar has been ransacked and ballot papers looted and set on fire as soon as polling began.

Updates regarding Panchayat elections

Bombing is going on at the polling station in Arandi Gram Panchayat 2 area of Arambagh since this morning in Hooghly. Jamir Hussain, son of the outgoing head of Arandi 2 panchayat, Sehrab Hussain, was injured in the bombardment. Independent candidates are accused of throwing bombs. This incident happened while going to vote. Bombing is going on between the people of Independents and Trinamool since morning. Jamir's eye is hurt. The outgoing chief's son was seriously injured by the bomb. Voting was closed till the news was written.

In Bengal, 12.26 percent voting has taken place till 10 o'clock amid heavy violence during voting in Panchayat elections.

BJP has announced to hit the road regarding the violence in the elections. State BJP leaders will protest in front of the State Election Commission office at 12.30 pm.

Heavy violence is taking place during the Panchayat elections in Bengal. TMC has been accused by the BJP that its candidates and booth agents are being kidnapped. Sandeshkhali Booth 82, 86, 90,77, 87 and 90 booth agents and candidates were abducted at gunpoint by Sheikh Shahjahan's men.

Voting is going on for 74 thousand seats in West Bengal from 7 am amid violence. According to the data of the State Election Commission, 10.26 percent polling has been done till 9 am.

Picked up the bomb as a ball, two children were injured in the blast

In South 24 Parganas, two children were injured when a bomb exploded while playing mistaking it for a ball. This incident happened in Kashipur police station area. Both the injured children have been admitted to a hospital in Kolkata. There was exchange of fire between ISF and Trinamool in the area on Friday. It was claimed that some bombs had fallen in the area. Brother and sister were injured while playing with that bomb as a ball.

CPM worker Rajibul Haque (32) has died. Rajibul was seriously injured in a clash between Trinamool CPM and Trinamool CPM on Friday at booth number 7 of Bishnupur Primary School, block number 2 of Ausgram, East Burdwan. He was first admitted to Burdwan Medical College Hospital. Later shifted to NRS late night, but he passed away this morning.

The Trinamool Congress has accused the BSF jawans of threatening voters in Cooch Behar's Gitaldaha-2 gram panchayat. It is alleged that BSF jawans tried to obstruct the voting process. After that the angry villagers chased them away.

As soon as the voting process for Panchayat elections started, 6 people have been killed in the state so far. In this, 3 have been murdered in Murshidabad, 2 in Malda and one in Coochbehar. With the commencement of the process of Panchayat elections, the death toll has increased to 26.

A BJP polling agent has been shot dead in Cooch Behar's Folimari. The name of the polling agent is Madhav Biswas. BJP has accused TMC supporters of murder.

Clash broke out between Trinamool Congress and CPI(M) supporters in Rani Nagar area of Murshidabad. It is alleged that a Trinamool Congress worker was seriously injured in the attack by CPI(M) supporters.

There has been a heavy bombardment in Jishard Tola of Gopalpur Gram Panchayat of Manikchak, Malda. The Trinamool Congress has been blamed for the bombing. One person has died in this incident. The name of the dead person is Sheikh Malek.

With the commencement of voting during the Panchayat elections in West Bengal, the phase of violence has continued. A total of 5 people have been killed since morning till the writing of the news, while the death toll in election violence has increased to 25.

Violence continues in the Bengal Panchayat elections. Now TMC workers have shot an independent candidate in Hooghly.

The State Election Commission has summoned a report from the District Magistrate regarding the incident of setting fire to the polling booth in Cooch Behar.

Violence has been going on in the state since the nomination for the panchayat elections. So far, more than 20 people have died in the election violence in the state. Central force personnel have been deployed at the polling stations, but the violence continues.

The Trinamool has been vandalized in the 6/130 Barawit Government Primary School of Block No. 1 of Sitai Assembly of Coochbehar. There is a complaint of setting fire to the booth. It is alleged that the polling station was ransacked. The ballot papers were torn and set on fire.

Clash between CPM and Trinamool workers took place in Rashidabad's Rani Nagar. At least 24 people were seriously injured in the clash between CPI(M) and TMC supporters. Murshidabad has been in turmoil for a long time regarding the Panchayat elections.

Two killed before voting

Meanwhile, two Trinamool workers were killed and beheaded the night before polling. He was admitted to the hospital after being seriously injured.

The incident of firing took place in Samsherganj on the day of polling. A Trinamool worker was shot at booth number 16 in Shulitala area of Samsherganj. He was immediately admitted to Anupnagar Block Primary Health Center.

According to local sources, the name of the young man is Sanaul Sheikh. The house is in Shulitala area of Samsherganj police station of Murshidabad. After getting the information of the incident, the police of Samserganj police station came to the spot. However, it is not yet known why he was not shot.

Murder of democracy in Bengal - Sukant

As soon as the polling starts in the state, there are bombardments at various places. There have been allegations of looting of ballot papers at many places. Clashes between supporters of different political parties have taken place in many areas of the state. Meanwhile, BJP's polling agent has been murdered.

Meanwhile, Governor CV Anand Bose is visiting various areas of North 24 Parganas district. Trinamool Congress supporters protested against his visit on the day of polling. Meanwhile, State BJP President Sukant Majumdar tweeted that democracy has been murdered in Bengal.