On February 26, when the Election Commission announced the poll dates, West Bengal's number of active Covid cases was just 3,343, while it stood at 1.32 lakh, a near 40-fold increase, on Saturday.
The governor said he was shocked by incidents of attack following the West Bengal assembly elections, and decided to visit various places affected by the post-poll violence in the interest of people.
The victims complained that they are not being provided with any medical facilities, healthy food or even clean drinking water, it added.
Speaking to reporters at state secretariat Nabanna, CM Mamata Banerjee said that most of the videos of violence being shared on social media were either fake or old.
Officials said four people were also killed in alleged clashes between TMC and BJP supporters in Burdwan district on April 3 and 4.
The Shiv Sena on Tuesday claimed the BJP's arrogance was among the reasons for its defeat in the West Bengal Assembly polls.
BJP announces nationwide dharna on May 5 against 'violence by TMC workers'; JP Nadda to visit Bengal
BJP national president JP Nadda will meet the party workers and their families affected by the violence and will hold protests in a democratic manner on May 5.
'MHA has asked West Bengal Government for a report on the post-election violence targeting opposition political workers in the state,' a spokesperson tweeted.
Kapil Sibal hailed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is all set to continue her third term in West Bengal.
Following Chandana Bauri's win, many took to Twitter and hailed her for this astounding success, despite coming from a humble background.
The BJP, even though pundits declared it has a superb war room, failed to attract two segments of the population that have proved loyal to Mamata: women and younger voters.
Some of them joined BJP with much fanfare after being flown to the national capital on a chartered flight.
Though the Centre announced a vaccination drive for all those 18 and above, the implementation on the ground in the state seems to be a task next to impossible.
The counting will begin at 8 am but the trends are likely to emerge late comparing to previous occasions because of COVID-19 pandemic.
The exit polls forecast a tight contest between the incumbent TMC and the BJP in the high-profile West Bengal Assembly polls.