LIVE: WB Panchayat Elections: Counting in Progress, TMC leading

New Delhi, May 17: West Bengal Panchayat Election counting is in progress. Out of the total 31,814 that were contested for, TMC has won 110 and is leading on 1,208, BJP has won 4 and is leading on 81, while CPI(M) has won 3 seats and has a lead on 58. Counting in progress.

There was lot of violence reported from different parts of the stat. A re-poll took place in a few places where the law was taken in hans in a blatant manner. We bring you the LIVE coverage of the counting where the ruling TMC has much in stake.

-TMC workers celebrate as their party is leading in Panchayat Elections. Visuals from North 24 Parganas. Counting still under progress.

-West Bengal Gram Panchayat Election Results 2018: As counting began on Thursday morning at 291 counting centres, sporadic reports of violence were reported. Here are the LIVE updates:

-TMC candidates are leading in all districts of West Bengal 

-In East Medinipur, TMC is leading in almost 200 seats

-TMC wants re-counting of Ganapur Gram Panchayat in Birbhum where BJP won.

-Counting of votes for the Panchayat Election in West Bengal has started in North Bengal's Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri and Malda. Counting has also resumed in the counting centre in North 24 Parganas, where it got delayed.

-The Panchayat Polls witnessed massive violence which claimed at least 12 lives.

-After the state witnessed violence in a number of places during the panchayat polls held on May 14, re-polling was held on Wednesday in 568 panchayat election booths spread across 19 districts of the state.

-The booths, where re-polling took place, include 63 in Murshidabad, 52 in Coochbehar, 28 in West Midnapore and 10 in Hooghly among others.

-The State Election Commission had ordered the re-poll, following complaints of violence during the polls on Monday.

-The voting took place for 621 zilla parishads, over six thousand panchayat samitis, and nearly 31 thousand gram panchayats.  

News24Bureau with Agencies