Kolkata: Sporadic violence and clashes between opposing political groups marred the initial hours of West Bengal panchayat polls on Monday.
“There are minor incidents taking place, no major incidents have been reported. Administration is active in places where such clashes have taken place..” said Secretary General TMC Partha Chatterjee.
Further Partha Chatterjee claimed “Voting is being conducted peaceful. I strongly condemn the attack on journalists.”
The polling for electing 38,616 representatives across three tiers of state (rural) bodies started at 7 a.m. and would continue till 5 p.m. According to the State Election Commission (SEC), 41.51 per cent votes were cast till 1 p.m.