In West Bengal a CPI (M) worker and his wife were charred to death after their house in North 24 Parganas was torched last night. CPI (M) alleges TMC workers were behind the attack. Violence was reported from various parts of West Bengal, as the polling for the single phase panchayat elections is underway today.
Within less than two hours after the polling began, the State Election Commission has received complains of violence from at least four districts from different parts the state and has asked the police to take action, SEC officials said.
Violence reported in Bhangar, after a media vehicle has been torched and a camera broken. Media not allowed to enter the area.
In Birpara, alleged TMC workers bar voters from entering Booth No. 14/79.