West Bengal panchayat elections marred by violence, resulting in alleged deaths of at least 12 individuals.
West Bengal panchayat elections marred by violence, resulting in allegIncidents included ballot box damage, bomb hurling, and clashes between political party workers. ed deaths of at least 12 individuals.
Both TMC and BJP traded accusations, intensifying the political tension.
Concerns raised over the absence of Central forces and inadequate security measures.
Governor and State Election Commissioner express concern and emphasize the importance of peaceful elections.
TMC blames opposition parties for the violence, while demanding Central forces' deployment.
Urgent need to address the escalating violence to protect the integrity of democratic processes.