Calcutta High Court had ordered on May 10 that compensation to the families of the casualties of the election would be paid out of the salaries, retirement benefits and if need be properties of senior state government and SEC officers who had approved of the security arrangement.
An administrative source pointed out that these were the districts that had reported the maximum complaints of malpractice and violation within a few hours of polling on Monday.
Due to the violence during the polls on Monday, several candidates reached out to the State Election Commission demanding repolling in their booths.
The panchayat elections in West Bengal saw huge-scale clashes on Monday between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers, resulting in the death of at least 12 people.
Re-polling is being held today in 568 panchayat election booths spread across 20 districts of West Bengal.
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The counting of votes is scheduled to take place on Thursday. He said that it was a matter of grave concern and was against the concept of democracy. People from all the leading parties except the one that rules Bengal suffered. A supporter of an Independent candidate, Shaheen Sheikh, was killed at Nowda and a BJP supporter, Tapan Mondal, was murdered at Beldanga, both in Murshidabad.
He was addressing workers at the BJP central office here after the BJP emerged as the single-largest party in the Karnataka Assembly polls.
"The way democracy was murdered. from (filing of) nominations to polling, democracy had no place", he said.
Stating that BJP's win in Karnataka was unparalleled and unprecedented, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that the BJP will not allow Karnataka's development journey to be trampled upon.
All parties, the civil society and the judiciary will have to play an active role.