Clashes have been reported across the state since filing began on April 3rd. The last day for filing of nominations is on Monday. The panchayat polls will be held in three phases in the first week of May.
Wives of both Kailash Vijayvargiya and Sidharth Nath Singh, general secretary and secretary in charge of the state respectively, hail from West Bengal. BJP leaders hope this improves the party’s prospects in the state.