West Bengal Election Results 2018 Latest Updates: The counting of votes for West Bengal Gram Panchayat Election Results 2018 began at 7 AM on Thursday. 622 Zila Parishads, 6,158 Panchayat Samitis and 31,836 Gram Panchayats across West Bengal went to polls on May 14. Meanwhile, re-polling on 568 panchayat polling booths across 19 districts in the state was conducted on Wednesday. The final voting percentage was recorded at 82.13 per cent. In the state, the panchayat election is the last major election before Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Stay with us for LIVE updates on West Bengal Gram Panchayat Election Results 2018. (Click here for live updates on West Bengal Panchayat Elections Results 2018) Also Read - West Bengal Lockdown Dates: Curfew on August 28 Withdrawn, Here's the New List of 6 Days
The polling across the state, for panchayat polls was not conducted by electronic voting machines (EVMs) and through ballot paper. The counting of votes, hence, is expected to be a tedious task. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has won 34 per cent of seats unopposed. (LIVE updates on Panchayat Samiti Election results) Also Read - Ban on Flights to Kolkata From Six Cities Extended Till August 31
On Monday, West Bengal Panchayat Elections 2018 voting was marred by violent clashes in which at least 12 people lost their lives and several others were left injured. Re-polling, which was conducted at booth number 63 in Murshidabad, 52 in Coochbehar, 28 in West Midnapore and 10 in Hooghly among others, also witnessed incidents of bombing and attacks with sharp weapons surfaced from many regions. Also Read - West Bengal Decides to Allow International Charter Flights From Tomorrow, No Nod to VBM Flights Yet
Voting for West Bengal Panchayat Elections was to be held on May 1, 3 and 5, but as the nomination process started in April, it was rescheduled to May 14 by the State Election Commission (SEC).