25 April, Kolkata
In West Bengal Elections for 91 municipalities ended this afternoon amidst reports of stray incidents of violence. Around 75 percent voting was recorded till end of the polling.
The State Election Commissioner Sushanta Ranjan Upadhyay said that barring few incidents in North and South 24 Parganas, Burdwan, Hooghly and Bankura polling was bye and large peaceful.
According to Official sources one person was shot dead at Burdwan and seven received bullet injuries at several areas of the State. The polling witnessed incidents of firing, hurling of bombs and damaging of EVMs from South Bengal districts.
The opposition Left Front met the State Election Commissioner Sushanta Ranjan Upadhyay this afternoon and submitted a memorandum to him on alleged violence unleashed by the ruling Trinamul Congress during polling at different areas. They have demanded resignation of Election Commissioner for his alleged failure to conduct free and fair polling.
The opposition Congress has also criticized the ruling party for the violence during the elections. The BJP has also condemned the Election Commissioner for his alleged failure to deal with the situation. However, the ruling Trinamul Congress has rejected the opposition’s allegations.