The panchayat elections were held for 621 zilla parishads, 6,123 panchayat samitis and 31,802 gram panchayats in West Bengal on May 14.
Barring a few isolated incidents, re-elections to 572 booths in 19 districts of West Bengal largely remained peaceful with 68 per cent votes being polled on Wednesday.
This adds to the long list of violent incidents that have erupted in the ongoing polls in the state, with at least 12 people having lost their lives so far.
The re-polling of panchayat polls in West Bengal is being held on Wednesday in 568 panchayat election booths spread across 19 districts of the state.
The State Election Commission had ordered the re-poll, following complaints of violence during the polls on Monday.
Refusing to entertain the verbal plea, the court told lawyer Suprodip Roy to file a petition if he wished to, incorporating the details of his claims.
Of the 14 dead, 5 were CPM supporters, 4 were TMC workers, 2 BJP and 2 independent candidate supporters and one was a voter.
As polls get underway, a number of incidents of violence have been reported in various parts of the state.
Hours before polling even began, CPM workers Debu Das and Usha Das were allegedly burnt to death by TMC workers while they were asleep.
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The five dead include a CPM worker and his wife who were burnt to death, hours before polling even began.
The ruling TMC in West Bengal won several seats in the three-tier panchayat polls today, after the SEC released the list of uncontested seats.
Apart from the security arrangements in the over 58,000 polling booths, the issue of whether to conduct the election during the month of Ramzan also needed to be discussed.
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Only eight to nine incidents of violence were reported during the filing of nominations while four persons have died and all of them belonged to the TMC, she said.
The West Bengal Panchayat Act, 2003 provides that there has to be at least 21 days' gap between the last date for nomination and the date for the polls.
A number of persons were injured in the clashes that broke out in various districts, with Birbhum and Murshidabad being the most volatile.