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Mamata welcomes SC verdict on Panchayat polls, says it's victory of democracy

"I think it is a victory of democracy and victory of the people. I want to dedicate it to the people of the country," Banerjee said.

Relocated 3,000 panchayat members in West Bengal due to 'threats': BJP

The BJP's general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, who is the party's state in-charge, alleged that TMC workers supported by local police have been threatening its elected members with dire consequences if they do not either join their party or resign.


West Bengal Panchayat polls: It’s too scary outside, says BJP candidate

Dibakar Mondal was one of three BJP candidates for panchayat samitis, 60 km from Kolkata. The loss is not the end of their worries

Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee: Results show people have faith in chief minister, they voted for development

The TMC leader also lambasted the CPM and Congress for providing “oxygen” to the BJP and helping the party rise in the state.

Dilip Ghosh: Jangalmahal will be Trinamool Congress free in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

BJP president Dilip Ghosh also said that he has requested Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to look into their demand of imposing President's rule in the state.

West Bengal Panchayat poll: At final count, Trinamool Congress dominates

Deaths of over a dozen people in political violence had marred the panchayat polls on Monday even as the polling was held for 66 per cent of the total seats. The TMC had won 34 per cent seats uncontested.


Trinamool Congress hopes successful Independents will join party

The Independents have won 114 panchayat samiti seats while the Congress 131 and the Left Front 129. They have won two zilla parishad seats while the Left Front one and Congress two.

West Bengal government announces monetary aid for panchayat poll violence victims’ families

Roy (42), who was a government school teacher at Rahatpur High Madrasa, was deployed as a presiding officer at an election booth in Itahar area in North Dinajpur district. He went missing on the polling day and his body was found a day later on the railway tracks.

West Bengal Panchayat polls: After ‘false votes’ video, stay on results at Nadia centre

Candidates claimed that the man was part of the group that barged into Sudhir Chandra Lal Memorial College, the counting centre for Krishnagunj block, and disrupted the counting. They claim the group had the backing of the ruling TMC.

West Bengal Panchayat polls: Miscreants take over counting centre in Nadia in police presence, cast proxy votes

The panchayat polls have been marred by violence since the nomination phase with several people being killed on May 14 election day.