West Bengal Panchayat Election Results LIVE Updates: Trinamool Congress Wins Over 2,400 Seats, Counting Under Way

Bengal Panchayat Election Results: PM Narendra Modi had voiced his concern over poll-related violence in Bengal, which the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress dismissed.

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West Bengal Panchayat Election Results LIVE Updates: Trinamool Congress Wins Over 2,400 Seats, Counting Under Way

Bengal Panchayat Election Results: The gram panchayat polls in West Bengal was hit by violence

Kolkata:  Amid fear of violence, counting for the West Bengal panchayat election 2018 began at 8 am today. In Monday's polling, more than 20 people had died and 50 others got injured in election-related clashes. Reacting to the violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called the election a "murder of democracy", a charge dismissed by the ruling Trinamool Congress. The violence entailed a low-intensity blast, booth capturing, vandalism, attacks on journalists and clashes between workers of political parties. The State Election Commission then ordered re-polling in 568 booths across the state. The re-polling was conducted yesterday amid tight security.The results will be declared today.

Voting took place for a second time in 10 booths in Hooghly, 28 booths in West Midnapore, 52 booths in Coochbehar, 63 booths in Murshidabad, 60 booths in Nadia, 59 booths in North 24 Parganas, 55 booths in Malda, 73 booths in Uttar Dinajpur, 26 in South 24 Parganas, among others.

The State Election Commission has banned victory rallies by supporters of political parties until all results are announced. The counting is taking place at multiple centres. The state administration has imposed prohibitory orders within a 200 metre radius around counting centres.

Five crore people exercised their franchise to choose among 1.5 lakh candidates as representatives to 38,529 seats. Out of the total 58,692 seats, 34 per cent were won unopposed by the Trinamool Congress.
 

Here are the live updates of the West Bengal panchayat election results:




May 17, 2018
18:07 (IST)
The Trinamool Congress celebrated its win in the state.

May 17, 2018
18:03 (IST)
Of the 48,650 seats in gram panchayats, 16,814 went uncontested. There was no contest for 3,059 of the 9,217 panchayat samiti seats. In all, 203 of the 825 zilla parishad seats were uncontested, SEC sources told PTI.

May 17, 2018
18:03 (IST)
In East Midnapore, the TMC won 1,075 gram panchayat seats, the BJP 74, the CPI(M) 55 and the Congress 5 seats.
May 17, 2018
18:03 (IST)
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.

May 17, 2018
18:02 (IST)
In Murshidabad, the TMC has bagged 466 seats, followed by the Congress with 83 seats. The CPI(M) and the BJP have bagged 48 and 24 seats respectively in the district.
May 17, 2018
18:01 (IST)
The BJP has won 2,079 seats and is leading in 200 seats, while the CPI(M) captured 562 gram panchayat seats and is ahead in another 113, the SEC sources said. The Congress won 315 seats and is leading in 61 seats. Independent candidates have won 707 gram panchayat seats and are leading in 120 seats.
May 17, 2018
17:53 (IST)
The Trinamool Congress reinforced its dominant position in rural West Bengal's local bodies, bagging 9,270 seats in gram panchayats, while the BJP emerged as the main challenger to the ruling party in most districts, according to results available till 2 pm today. State Election Commission sources said the TMC was also ahead in 2,317 gram panchayat seats for which counting is in progress, reports PTI.
May 17, 2018
15:15 (IST)
"It is a good trend for us. We have said before that the people are with us. But I think it too early to comment as the counting for Panchayat Samiti seats are yet to be done," Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee told IANS.
May 17, 2018
14:44 (IST)

May 17, 2018
14:05 (IST)
TMC Wins 2,467 Panchayat Seats
The State Election Commission announced that at 12 noon, the Trinamool Congress won over 2,400 gram panchayat seats. The BJP and the CPI(M) won 386 and 94 gram panchayat seats respectively.

The TMC won 2,467 gram panchayats and is leading in 2,683 seats. The BJP is leading in 231 seats, while CPI(M) is leading in 163 seats.
 
The Congress won 33 seats and is leading in 55 seats.
 
Independent candidates have emerged winners in 158 seats and are leading in 163 seats.
May 17, 2018
13:25 (IST)
Counting is underway in West Bengal. The Trinamool Congress has taken a big lead. Its supporters have started celebrating already.
May 17, 2018
12:04 (IST)
The panchayat elections were held for 621 zilla parishads, 6,123 panchayat samitis and 31,802 gram panchayats in West Bengal on May 14.
May 17, 2018
11:41 (IST)
Out of the total 31,814 seats contested, the ruling Trinamool Congress has won 110 and is leading in 1,208. The Bharatiya Janata Party has won four and is leading in 81. The CPI(M) has won three seats and is leading in 58, reports ANI.
May 17, 2018
11:25 (IST)
Five crore people exercised their franchise to choose among 1.5 lakh candidates as representatives to 38,529 seats. Out of the total 58,692 seats, 34 per cent were won unopposed by the Trinamool Congress.
May 17, 2018
11:25 (IST)
The State Election Commission has banned victory rallies by supporters of political parties until all results are announced. The counting is taking place at multiple centres. The state administration has imposed prohibitory orders within a 200 metre radius around counting centres.
May 17, 2018
11:25 (IST)
West Bengal Panchayat Election: Re-Polling Was Carried Out In 568 Booths

Voting took place for a second time in 10 booths in Hooghly, 28 booths in West Midnapore, 52 booths in Coochbehar, 63 booths in Murshidabad, 60 booths in Nadia, 59 booths in North 24 Parganas, 55 booths in Malda, 73 booths in Uttar Dinajpur, 26 in South 24 Pargans, among others.
May 17, 2018
11:24 (IST)
The violence entailed a low-intensity blast, booth capturing, vandalism, attacks on journalists and clashes between workers of political parties. The State Election Commission then ordered re-polling in 568 booths across the state. The re-polling was conducted yesterday amid tight security.
May 17, 2018
11:23 (IST)
Amid fear of violence, counting for the West Bengal panchayat election 2018 began at 8 am today. In Monday's polling, more than 20 people had died and 50 others got injured in election-related clashes. Reacting to the violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called the election a "murder of democracy", a charge dismissed by the ruling Trinamool Congress.
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