"I have tried to contact the chief minister. I have called her up. Till this moment there is no response from her. If she calls me, we will discuss the matter," he told reporters after visiting Mukhopadhyay at the hospital.
The rural polls, scheduled for May 1, 3 and 5, are being seen by all parties as an acid test ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Across the state, 48,606 gram panchayat seats, 9,217 panchayat samity seats and 825 zilla parishad seats will be contested.
In the riots that broke out on March 26, a day after Ram Navami, Mahesh Mondol and Sibtullah Rashidi were killed in Ranigunj and Asansol in West Burdwan district respectively, while many people were injured.