WB Panchayat Polls: MHA Seeks Report On Poll Violence


New Delhi: Violence marred the poll process in West Bengal as voting began for the panchayat polls for the 20 districts of the state. Multiple incidents of clashes and threats were reported from various districts, with at least seven people getting killed on Monday.

Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a report from the West Bengal Government regarding incidents of violence during Panchayat Election in the state.

Polling has been suspended in 13 booths due to violence in the area. Repolling could happen on May 16, sources said. Tension gripped parts of West Bengal where incidents of violence were reported.