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  1. West Bengal panchayat election 2018 results LIVE news updates: TMC leads in most gram panchayats, BJP second

West Bengal panchayat election 2018 results LIVE news updates: TMC leads in most gram panchayats, BJP second

West Bengal panchayat election 2018 results: TMC is leading in most seats of Panchayat Samities and Gram Panchayat. Tight security arrangement has been made. The election was conducted on May 14.

By: | Kolkata | Updated: May 17, 2018 10:44 PM
Visuals from North 24 Parganas where TMC supporters are celebrating. (Image: ANI)

West Bengal panchayat election 2018 results: The counting of votes of violence-hit West Bengal Panchayat elections are underway. The security has been tightened. On Wednesday, repolling in 568 booths started amid tight security. However, incidents of violence and loot of ballot boxes were reported from many places. The booths were repolling took place was spread in all 19 districts of West Bengal. Jhargram is the only district where no election was taking place.

West Bengal panchayat election 2018 results LIVE updates

10:40 pm: The ruling Trinamool Congress today headed for a massive victory in West Bengal’s rural polls, bagging 19,394 seats in gram panchayats, while the BJP emerged as its main rival, though with a tally that was far lower than that of the TMC, according to results declared till the evening.

10:20 pm:   State Election Commission (SEC) sources said the Trinamool was ahead in another 560 gram panchayat seats for which counting was in progress.

10:10 pm: This is the first time in many years that the BJP has been elected to the gram panchayat level in every district of the state. The BJP had made its presence felt in rural polls in the districts after the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition.

9:55 pm: TMC has won all 13 seats seats from Chinpai Gram Panchayat in Birbhum.

9:40 pm: Out of 68 seats in Jalpaiguri’s Binnaguri, TMC won 28, BJP 23, CPM 8, Congress 3 and independents 6.

9:26 pm: TMC aand BJP have won 14 seats each from Purulia Belma. While CPM has won 5, Independents have 11 11, from the total of 11 seats.

9:15 pm: In Birbhum Panchayat Samity election, TMC has won 57 seats. Counting is on in remaining seats.

9:01 pm: From 31 seats in Jaugram in Burdwan, TMC has won 18, BJP 8, CPM 4, AIFB 1,

8:45pm: From Gohaliara in BirbhumTMC has won all 10 seats.

8:25 pm: From Anchipuri in Bankura, TMC has won in 17, BJP 9 and independents 11, out of totoal of 38 seats here.

8:10 pm: TMC has emerged victorious in 90% seats despite the opposition parties coming together. This shows how strong we are at the grassroot level: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

7:55 pm: TMC is leading in most number of seats in Jalpaiguri

7:35 pm: In Matihali Hat gram panchatyat of Jalpaiguri. TMC is leading in 15, BJP 12, CPM 7, Congress 4 and independents 4 in 42 seats

7:15 pm: The Trinamool Congress reinforced its dominant position in rural West Bengal’s local bodies, bagging 9,270 seats in gram panchayats, while the BJP emerged as the main challenger to the ruling party in most districts, according to results available till 2 pm today.

6:55 pm: In Purba Medonipur’s Dibakarpur gram panchayar, TMC is leading in 13, BJP 10, CPM 6, indpendents 9 out of total of 38 seats

-6:42 pm: In Purulia’s Dimidha gram panchayat, out of 45 seats, TMC is leading in 15, BJP 13 independents 9, CPM 4 and Congress 4.

-6:25 pm: In Murshidabad Panchayat polls, TMC is leading in 22 seats.

-6:10 pm: In Cooch Bihar’s Ambari, TMC and BJP are leading with 15 seats each at the moment. CPM in 5, Congress 3 and independents 10 seats out of total of 48 seats

-5:52 pm: In Malda’s Manik Chandipur, TMC is leading in 14, BJP 12, cpi 2, cpm 1, Congress 12 and independents 28, out of total seats of 69.

-5: 43 pm: As per West Bengal State Election Commission, ruling Trinamool Congress has won 40 seats out of 281 panchayat samity in Bankura. It has won 47 seats out of 288 panchayat samity in Burdwan. It also registered victory in 57 seats out of 317 panchayat samity in Birbhum, 34 seats out of 343 panchayat samity in Hooghly, 15 seats out of 292 panchayat samity in Purba Medinipur, 12 seats out of 377 panchayat samity in Murshidabad.

-5:40 pm:  In Bargoom I in North 24 Parganas, TMC is leading in 15, CPM 13, BJP 7 and independents 2 out of total of 37 seats.

-5:35 pm: As per ABP Ananda, ruling Trinamool Congress is about to register victory in over 90 percent seats of Zilla Parishad. 

-5:32 pm: In out of 60 seats in Jalpaiguri’s Bahadur Gram Panchayat, TMC is leading in 20, CPM 8, Congress 2 and independents 7.

-5: 29 pm: Opposition BJP is leading in 2 seats of Malda Panchayat Samiti, 1 each seat in North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur and Alipurtduar. While, Congress is leading in one seat each in North Dinajpur and Malda, reports ABP Ananda.
-5: 26 pm: As per reports of ABP Ananda, ruling Trinamool Congress is leading in 28 seats out of 41 in East Burdwan Zilla Parishad, 16 out of 16 seats in West Burdwan, 21 out of 37 seats in Hooghly, 12 out of 23 seats in North Dinajpur, 13 out of 18 seats in South Dinajpur, 18 out of 38 seats in Malda, 22 out of 22 seats in Murshidabad, 12 out of 18 seats in Alipurduar, 21 out of 32 seats in Coochbehar, 13 out of 19 seats in Jalpaiguri, 32 out of 48 seats in North 24 Parganas, 14 out of 53 seats in South 24 Parganas, 28 out of 44 seats in Nadia, 16 out of 40 seats in Howrah, 30 out of 51 seats in West Medinipur, 18 out of 38 seats in Purulia, 27 out of 53 seats in East Medinipur, 10 out of 15 seats in Bankura and 10 out of 16 seats in Jhargram.

5:15 pm:  In Malda’s Aktai gram panchayat, TMC and BJP are both leading in 15 seats each, CPI in 1, CPM in 8, Congress 6 and independents 21, out of total of 66 seats

-4:54 pm: In a total of 40 seats in Howrah’s Laskarpur gram panchayat, TMC is leading in 17, BJP 9, CPM 9 and independents 5 seats.

-4:27 pm: Panchayat samity:  In Howrah, TMC is leading in 24 seats, BJP in 4 seats while Congress and Independent are leading in One seats each.

4:25 pm: Panchayat samity:  In Rajarhat block, TMC is leading in 15 seats, Congress in 13 seats, CPI(M) in 12 seats and Congress in 3 seats. In Baduria, TMC is leading in 41 seats, BJP in 25 seats, CPI(M) in 30 seats, Congress in 12 seats and Independent candidates are leading in 12 seats. 

-4:15 pm: In Howrah’s Domjur block, TMC is leading in 52 seats, BJP in 27 seats, CPI(M) in 31 seats, Congress in 6 seats and Independent in 14 seats.

-4:08 pm: From Nadia’s Maheshpur, TMC is leading 15, BJP in 14 and independent 6, out of total of 36 seats.

-3:49 pm: In Birbhum’s Joshpur, TMC is leading in all 16 seats.

3: 30 pm: There are reports of clashes between TMC and BJP workers.

03: 09 pm: In Malda’s Bairagachhi-1 Gram panchayat, TMC is leading in 10 seats, Congress in 5, BJP in 4 seats.

02-36 pm: Out of 26 seats Burdwan, TMC is leading in 16, BJP in 1 and Independent candidates in 9 seats.

02: 16 pm: In Panchayat Samiti, TMC has won 14 seats in Bankura, 6 seats in Burdwan, 57 seats in Birbhum, 3 seats in Hooghly, 2 seats in Murshidabad till 2: 20 pm.

1:51 pm: As per reports of 24 ghanta, the ruling TMC has registered a victory in all 18 seats of Burdwan’s Nityanandapur Gram panchayat. In Borobelun-1 Gram panchayat, TMC has won in 8 seats while another one seat was won by an Independent candidate. In Borobelun-2 Gram panchayat, TMC has won in 10 seats while remaining one was won by CPI(M). In Bhatar Gram Panchayat, TMC won 13 seats while 3 seats were won by BJP and CPI(M) each and remaining two seats were won by Independent candidates.

1: 44 pm: In South Dinajpur’s Amritakhand Gram Panchayat, TMC and BJP is leading in 17 seats each. CPI(M) and Congress are leading in 2 and 3 seats respectively. RSP is leading in 15 seats while Independent are leading in 3 seats. In Gopalbati Gram Panchayat, TMC and BJP are leading in 16 seats each. Congress is leading in 10 seats. CPI(M) is leading in 9 seats while Independent are leading in 4 seats. 

1: 40 pm: In North 24 Parganas’ Chandipur Gram Panchayat TMC is leading in 18 seats, BJP and CPI(M) are leading in 11 seats each. In Jethia, Congress is leading in 4 seats. In Jethia Gram panchayat, TMC is leading in 23 seats, BJP in 10 seats, CPI(M) in 15 seats. In Shibdaspur Gram panchayat, TMC is leading in all two seats. In Champali Gram Panchayat, TMC is leading in 14 seats and Independent in 9 seats.

1: 24 pm: The ruling Trinamool Congress is leading in all the seats of Zilla Parishad.

–  1: 22 pm: In Panchayat samiti, the ruling party has registered victory in 14 seats and is leading in 24 seats. The other political parties have not won any seat so far.

1: 18 pm: The ruling Trinamool Congress has won 2, 467 Gram Panchayat seat so far. While, the opposition BJP and CPI(M) have registered their victory in 386 and 94 seats respectively. Congress party has won 33 seats. As per State Election Commission (SEC), TMC is leading in 2,683 seats, BJP is leading in 231 seats and CPI(M) is leading in 163 seats. Congress is leading in 55 seats. Independent candidates have successfully registered their victory in 158 seats and is leading in 163 seats of Gram Panchayat.

1:03 pm: TMC is leading in Nadia’s Saguna Gram Panchayat with 27 seats. CPI(M) is in second position with 15 seats and BJp in third position with 7 seats. In Bagula-1 Gram Panchayat, TMC is leading in 21 seats, BJP in 3 seats while Independent are leading in 5 seats. In Swarupganj Gram Panchayat, TMC is leading in 22 seats followed by BJP in 16 seats, CPI(M) in 19 seats, Congress in 1 seat and Independent candidates are leading in 4 seats.

12: 56 pm: In Murshidabad’s Mirjapur-1 Gram Panchayat, ruling TMC is leading in 11 seats, while CPI(M) and Independent Candidates are leading in 4 seats each. In Sujapur-Kumarpur Gram Panchayat, TMC is leading in 16 seats, BJP leads in 5 seats and CPI(M) in 1 seat. In Imamnagar Gram Panchayat, TMC and Congress are leading in 19 seats each while BJP is leading in 2 seats. Independent candidates are leading in 3 seats. Murshidabad is the stronghold of Congress. It is also the home district of West Bengal Congress president and Lok Sabha MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

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12: 48 pm: In Cooch-Behar’s Chandamari Gram Panchayat, TMC is leading in 16 seats, BJP in 1 seat, Independent Candidates are leading in 9 seats. In Balrampur-1 Gram Panchayat, TMC is leading in 15 seats, BJP in 3 seat.

12:42 pm: In Purba Medinipur’s Iswarpur, TMC is leading in 12 seats followed by BJP’s 5, Independent’s 12 seats and CPI(M)’s 1 seat. In Kulbari, both TMC and BJP are leading in 11 seats each while Independent candidates are leading in 2 seats and CPI(M) in 10 seats.

12: 39 pm: Trinamool Congress and BJP are leading in Paschim Medinipur’s Shalboni Gram Panchayat with 8 seats each. In Lodhasuli Gram Panchayat, TMC and BJP both are leading at 9 seats each while Independent candidates are leading in 2 seats.

Counting centre in North 24 Parganas. (Image: ANI)

12: 34 pm: Trinamool Congress gains victory at Raniganj’s Ballavpura Gram Panchayat, Purba Medinipur’s Haldia and South 24 Parganas’ Bhangar-II Panchayat Samity. Jailed TMC leader Arabul Islam is the candidate from Bhangar-II Panchayat Samity.

-12:30 pm: Trinamool Congress is leading in 22 seats of Jalpaiguri’s Fulbari-1 Gram Panchayat. BJP is in second position with 21 seats. CPI(M) is leading in 3 seats. Independent candidates are leading in 8 seats.

12: 26 pm: Trinamool Congress is leading in all 16 seats of Birbhum’s Paikpara Gram Panchayat.

12:24 pm: Trinamool Congress is leading in 17 seats of Birbhum’s Banior Gram Panchayat. CPI(M) is leading in 2 seats. Independent candidates are leading in 3 seats.

12: 22 pm: Trinamool Congress is leading in 18 seats of Jaugram Gram Panchayat. CPI(M) is leading in 4 seats. BJP is leading in 8 seats.

12: 20 pm: The ruling Trinamool Congress is leading in 25 seats of Kanksa Gram Panchayat. CPI(M) is leading in 20 seats. BJP is leading in 14 seats. Independent candidates are leading in 4 seats.

12: 18 pm: The ruling Trinamool Congress is leading in 17 seats of Bankura-1 Gram Panchayat. Independent candidates are leading in 11 seats. BJP is in third position with 9 seats.

12: 16 pm: The ruling Trinamool Congress is leading in 14 seats of Dadpur Gram Panchayat. BJP is in second position with 8 seats. CPI(M) is in third position with 5 seats. Independent candidates are leading in 1 seat.

12: 13 pm: The ruling Trinamool Congress is leading in 21 seats of Hooghly’s Bandel Gram Panchayat. BJP is in second position with 18 seats. CPI(M) is in third position with 5 seats. Independent candidates are leading in 3 seats.

12: 06 pm: The ruling Trinamool Congress has won Baraboni’s Itapara Gram Panchayat. While the three seats in Arambagh’s Arandi Gram Panchayat has been won by the Independent candidates. Raniganj’s Amrasota seat has been succeeded by Left Front.

11: 56 am: TMC is leading in 29 seats of Howrah’s Bagnan-1 block while BJP is leading in 17 seats. CPI(M) is leading in 18 seats. Congress is in the fourth position with 5 seats. Independent candidates are leading in 3 seats.

11: 53 am: Trinamool Congress is leading in 17 seats while BJP is leading in 14 seats. Independent candidates are leading in 13 seats.

11: 30 am: Out of the total 31,814 seats that were contested for, the ruling Trinamool Congress has won 110 seats and is leading on 1,208 seats. BJP has won 4 seats and is leading on 81 seats, while CPI(M) has won 3 seats and is leading on 58 seats. Counting for the remaining seats are underway.

11: 27 am: Trinamool Congress is leading in 39 blocks of Nadia’s Hanskhali. BJP is leading in the second position with 24 blocks.

11: 22 am: Trinamool Congress is leading in 33 blocks of South 24 Parganas’ Bishnupur-1.

11: 18 am: Trinamool Congress is leading in 57 blocks of South 24 Parganas’ Baruipur. CPI(M) is in second position with 41 blocks. BJP is in third position with 38 blocks.

Inside visuals of a counting centre in North 24 Parganas. (Image: ANI)

11: 06 am: TMC is leading in 17 seats of Bhangar-II Gram Panchayat. BJP is in the second position with 9 seats, Independent candidates are in third with leading in 11 seats.

11: 03 am: Trinamool Congress is leading in 24 seats of North 24 Parganas’ Amdanga. BJP leads in 10 seats.

10: 56 am: Trinamool Congress is leading in 30 seats of Chinsurah-Mogra panchayat samity, BJP is in the third position with 14 seats. CPI(M) is in the second position with 15 seats.

10: 47 am: In North Dinajpur’s Raiganj Panchayat Samity, TMC and BJP are leading in 41 seats while CPI(M) in 25 seats, Congress in 22 seats and Independent in 27 seats.

10: 43 am: In South 24 Parganas’ Bhangar-2 Panchayat Samity, TMC is leading in 30 seats while Independent candidate is leading in 1 seat.

10: 41 am: The ruling TMC is leading in all the seats of South 24 Parganas’ Bhangar-1 Panchayat Samity.

10: 39 am: The ruling Trinamool Congress is leading in 12 seats, BJP in 9 seats and CPI(M) in 10 seats of Thakurpur-Maheshtala Panchayat samity.

10: 35 am: Two supporters of opposition parties have been injured at Chopra. As per reports of ABP Ananda, the duo was injured after the ruling TMC supporters have fired on them.

10: 30 am: The police posted at a counting centre in Jalpaiguri’s Polytechnic Institute has seized 40 mobile phones.

(Image: ANI)

10: 10 am: The polling agents belonging to Opposition parties have been assaulted by ruling TMC workers at Bardhamaan’s Memari, reports 24 ghanta.

10:07 am: Incident of obstructing the supporters of Opposition parties are being reported from various places such as Cooch Behar’s Haldibari and Nadia’s Hanskhali.

9: 47 am: In Birbhum’s Mayureshwar, BJP candidate Dudhkumar Mondal and his polling agent have been assaulted by ruling party supporters, reports 24 ghanta.

9: 33 am: The counting of votes in North 24 Parganas’ Amdanga has started at 9 am.

9: 22 am: A polling agent belonged to CPI(M) has been assaulted by ruling party workers at Burdwan’s Memari.

9: 20 am: The counting of votes has not yet started at North Dinajpur’s Raiganj Polytechnical college.

(Image: ANI)

–  9: 17 am: The counting has not been yet started at North 24 Parganas’ Deganga Jagadish Polytechnical college and Cooch-Behar’s Dinhata High School.

9: 04 am: The allegations of hindering of polling agents belonged to opposition parties were reported from Hanskhali, reports ABP Ananda.

9: 02 am: No polling agent of Independent candidate is present in South 24 Parganas’ Bhangar.

8: 52 am: A polling agent of CPI(M) has been removed from Murshidabad’s Bhagbangola, reports 24 ghanta.

8: 48 am: The violence has also been reported from Rajarhat’s Chandpur block. As per reports of 24 ghanta, an Independent candidate was assaulted and harassed by ruling party supporters.

8: 35 am: The complaint regarding violence from Balagarh has been reported, ruling TMC workers have snatched the identity card of opposition supporters, reports 24 ghanta.

8: 27 am: In North Dinajpur, the bullets were fired outside the counting centre. A car of a local Congress leader has also been vandalised, reports 24 ghanta.

8: 16 am: The workers of all parties- TMC, BJP, Congress and Left are present outside the counting center.

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8: 12 am: No such untoward incident reported from anywhere so far.

8: 00 am: Counting to three-tier rural polls in West Bengal begins.

7: 59 am: The West Bengal State Election Commission has imposed Art 144 around the 200 metres of the counting centre.

7: 57 am: The counting will be held at 291 counting centre across the state.

7: 55 am: The elaborate security arrangements are in place. Security has been tightened across the counting centre.

The Panchayat polls in the state on May 14 was hit by violence in which 18 people were killed and 43 injured.

The West Bengal Panchayat election took place after a long legal battle in the Calcutta High Court and the Supreme Court by the ruling TMC and opposition parties.

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The Supreme court on May 10 had ordered West Bengal State Election Commission to conduct the poll on May 14 as per its second notification. In its first notification, the poll was scheduled to take place in three phases on May 1, 3 and 5. The SEC was forced to modify the dates after the intervention of Calcutta High court.

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Last week, the Calcutta High court had said that state government officials and the State Election Commission will be responsible for any loss of life or property.

However, in a major setback to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, the apex court also asked the State Election Commission not to declare results of those candidates who have already won without any contest in the upcoming panchayat polls. As per media reports, 34 percent of the seats were won by the ruling party candidates uncontested.

West Bengal Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samiti Election 2018 results LIVE

As per the state election commission, repolling was ordered in 10 booths in Hooghly, 28 booths in West Midnapore, 52 booths in Coochbehar, 63 booths in Murshidabad, 60 booths in Nadia, 59 booths in North 24 Parganas, 55 booths in Malda, 73 booths in Uttar Dinajpur and 26 in South 24 Parganas among others. Around 46,000 personnel of West Bengal Police, 12, 000 of Kolkata Police and 1,500 security personnel from other states have been deployed to maintain law and order.

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  1. rn NR
    May 17, 2018 at 1:52 pm
    West BEngal is making fun of democracy. All elections in West BEngal should be conducted under supervision of Indian Army, as during elections voters are being threatened and opposition leaders being targeted.
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