WB Governor Looks Into Panchayat Polls Violence


Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Sunday said that he has heard the version of Trinamool Congress (TMC) and other political parties in the recent incidents of violence during filling of nominations for Panchayat polls in the state.

However, he refused to reveal the action taken in the incidents. Talking to media, Tripathi said, “I have heard TMC’s version and that of other political parties. I will not disclose what action I will take.”

Amid continuous clashes between workers of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress workers and opposition parties over filing nominations for upcoming panchayat polls.

However, clashes were reported in Birbhum, Murshidabad and Coochbehar districts over filing of nominations for rural polls to be held in first week of May.

A rally led by state Congress President Adhir Chowdhury in Murshidabad’s Kandi area was attacked by unidentified miscreants and later party’s supporters’ gheraod local police station demanding arrests of culprits.

BJP leader Mukul Roy also alleged that the outsiders were brought by the Trinamool to deter their party candidates from filing nominations.

According to police, outsiders from Jharkhand entered into the district creating violence and additional forces were deployed whenever there is report of untoward incident.