Bangaon: The much-awaited West Bengal panchayat polls began at 7am on Monday. The day starts with the several news of bloodbath, political clashes from several parts of Bengal.
In such a situation, Jyotipriyo Mallick, the state minister accused that the BJP workers are bringing in “outsiders” to disturb the peace in the state. He claimed that the outsiders are coming from the Bangladesh. Jashore, SaathKhira – such place has turned out to be one of the most suitable route for infiltration.
Overnight clashes were reported in West Midnapore, Malda and South and North 24-Parganas. Three persons were killed two in West Midnapore and one in Malda. While police said one West Midnapore death happened due to personal enmity, BJP claimed the victim was their supporter and lodged an FIR naming Trinamool supporters.
The voting will continue till 5 p.m. in 621 zilla parishads, 6157 panchayat samitis, and 31,827 gram panchayats. The counting will take place on May 17.