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Polling underway in Bengal for local bodies

Polling was underway on Saturday for local bodies in four pockets of West Bengal between all the allegations.

Elections are being held for the Asansol Municipal Corporation in Burdwan district. The Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation in North 24 Parganas district and the Siliguri Mahakuma Parishad in Darjeeling district. Besides, bypolls are on for some rural body seats – two zilla parishad, 72 panchayat samiti and 341 gram panchayat.

Former state minister and CPI-M candidate Asim Dasgupta is alleged that a large number of outsiders had been entering the polling booths. This is letting the genuine voters being prevented from casting their votes in Bidhannagar.

Polling are also being held for the 16 wards of the erstwhile Bally municipality which has now been merged with Howrah Municipal Corporation. The results will be declared October 7.

In Asansol and in Bidhannagar, the CPI-M accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of using violent tactics. Similar accusations were made by former Marxist MP from Asansol Bansa Gopal Chowdhury.

The Trinamool has denied all the allegations.

 

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