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 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.
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 exit polls forecast a tight contest between the incumbent TMC and the BJP in the high-profile West Bengal Assembly polls.
In her complaint, she mentioned that the poll panel rejected the TMC's repeated requests to club the last three phases of the Assembly elections.
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Over 84.77 lakh voters will decide the political fate of 283 candidates in this phase.
Mohan Rao was detained after several women voters claimed he tried to drag them holding their hands inside Bidya Bharati School.
JP Nadda wondered whether it was ego that prevented Mamata Banerjee from attending the virtual meet with the PM.
Bengal polls 7th phase HIGHLIGHTS | Peacefull polling held across 34 constituencies, Rs 334 cr seizure till now, says ECI
The Bengal chief minister welcomed Madras HC order which says the Election Commission of India EC cannot escape responsibility for covid spike during polls.
Rahul's decision to keep off Bengal campaign over COVID an alibi, he has sensed defeat: Union Minister
As concerns mounted over massive election rallies turning out to be superspreader events contributing to the COVID surge, Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Centre was doing everything to tackle it.