West Bengal panchayat polls: Clashes in several districts including Murshidabad, Bankura
Violence was reported from several districts in West Bengal on Saturday, the fifth day for filing nominations for the panchayat polls. Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers allegedly attacked a Congress rally, led by state party president Adhir Chowdhury, in Murshidabad’s Kandi area. Clashes also took place in Bankura during a similar rally, taken out by Left leader and Jadavpur MLA Sujan Chakraborty, with members of the TMC.
Violence have been reported across the state since filing began on April 3. The last day for filing of nominations is on Monday. The panchayat polls will be held in three phases in the first week of May.
On Friday, BJP workers clashed with police in Birbhum district. Meanwhile, senior CPM leader and nine-time party MP Basudeb Acharya was injured in the violence between CPM and TMC workers in Purulia district. Incidents of violence were also reported from Murshidabad.