Kolkata, May 17: The counting of votes for West Bengal Zilla Parishad election 2018 results has begun. 622 Zilla Parishads across 20 districts of West Bengal went to polls on May 14 for the Panchayati Raj Institutions. 203 Zilla Parishad seats were uncontested. At present, the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) controls 90 per cent of the Panchayat seats, apart from all the Zilla Parishads of the state. Catch live updates on West Bengal Zilla Parishad election results here. You can get instant updates on West Bengal Panchayat election results here. Also Read - Tripura Crisis: Central BJP Leaders Arrive in Agartala to Meet Rebel MLAs Amid Speculations of Them Joining TMC
Polling for election results of 622 Zilla Parishads was held on May 14 amid widespread violence. The State Election Commission (SEC) on Tuesday ordered re-polling at 568 panchayat polling booths across 19 districts in the state. Re-polling was held at 73 booths in North Dinajpur district, 63 in Murshidabad, 60 in Nadia, 59 in North 24 Parganas, 55 in Malda and 52 in Cooch Behar. In South 24 Parganas, East Midnapore and South Dinajpur districts, re-polling took place at 26, 23 and 35 booths, respectively. Also Read - Chirag Paswan Breaks Silence, Says 'No One Can Replace Me As LJP's National President'
The re-polling on Wednesday recorded a voter turnout of 68 per cent. West Bengal Zilla Parishad election results will be declared by late evening as the elections took place through ballot papers and not EVMs. Currently, the TMC has control over all Zilla Parishads in the state. Voting for the rural bodies in West Bengal 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 SEC following a Calcutta High Court order to extend the nomination deadline and announce a fresh polling date. Also Read - 15 Lakshadweep BJP Leaders Resign Over Sedition Charges Against Filmmaker Aisha Sultana