Trashes report submitted by state poll panel on violence during Bengal panchayat elections
The court’s observation came in response to petitions by the opposition parties alleging large-scale violence and intimidation by TMC activists on the day of the elections.
Disclosing the influx of the people, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said they were lodged at a relief camp.
Toll in West Bengal violence rose to 17 with five more people succumbing to injuries on Sunday, even as state governor C V Ananda Bose flew to Delhi on an unscheduled visit.
The death toll in the violence before and on the day of the election has gone up to 31 in the past one month.
The rural polls are being seen as a curtain raiser to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in the state, measuring the support of each political party at the ground level.
The Governor held State Election Commissioner Rajiva Sinha responsible for the deaths in the pre-poll violence after the date for the rural elections was announced on June 9.
Sinha has been called by Bose to update him about the violence that claimed four lives in the state.
Just an hour before the Governor reached the violence-hit area, the police recovered seven bags full of crude bombs.