Counting of Votes to Begin at 7 AM

Counting of Votes to Begin at 7 AM

West Bengal panchayat election 2018 results LIVE: TMC ahead in most Panchayat Samities, BJP second: The counting of votes of violence-hit West Bengal Panchayat elections which was on the underway. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has won 34 per cent of seats unopposed.

Nearly 34 % seats in gram panachayat and panchayat samitis has been won by the TMC without any contest. The Congress won 33 GP seats and leading in 60 seats.

The TMC will be hoping for a clean sweep in the Zila Parishads with seat expectancy of around 75 per cent in Panchayat Samiti and Gram Panchayats. The violence resulted police personnel Lathi charge the TMC and the BJP workers who clashed outside a counting centre at Birbhum.

WITH the BJP staking claim to form Government in Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asserted that his party will not allow the State's development journey to be trampled upon, terming the Assembly poll results an "unparalleled and unprecedented win".

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The election took place for 621 Zilla Parishads, over six thousand panchayat samities, and almost 31 thousand gram panchayats. As per latest trends available for panchayat samiti seats, the TMC has won 14 seats and leading in 24 seats. The central government has asked for a second detailed report on the violence, saying that the initial report was "sketchy". The CPM won 226 seats and leading in 161 seats. The repolling was more or less peaceful and was held amidst tight security.

- 10: 39 am: The ruling Trinamool Congress is leading in 12 seats, BJP in 9 seats and CPI (M) in 10 seats of Thakurpur-Maheshtala Panchayat samity. The polls were marred by widespread violence leaving at least 20 people dead and over 70 injured.

In South 24 Parganas, the TMC bagged 1,028 gram panchayat seats, followed by BJP with 177, CPI (M) with 72 and the Congress with 16. "Innocent party workers, not only of the BJP but of other parties too, were killed", he said.

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