Opposition parties accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of resorting to violent tactics but the ruling party has rubbished the charges and claimed the polls have been peaceful.

"Till 1 p.m., 52 percent of polling was registered. We have received several complaints of violence and are verifying them from our poll observers and police officers. Most of the complaints are from the opposition parties," the official said.

Alleging widespread violence, the Left Front led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) said the election was being controlled by the TMC and not by the poll panel.

"Since the start of polling, there has been widespread violence. The TMC has unleashed violence in at least 30 wards where it knows it will not win. At least 75 people have been injured but the Election Commission is keeping mum," CPI-M leader Sunjan Chakraborty cited.

They had filed 14 complaints with the commission, but no action had been taken. The poll was controlled not by the Election Commission but by outside elements of the Trinamool added Chakrabarty.

CPI-M leader Fuad Halim filed a police complaint alleging the TMC miscreants fired bullets in his direction.

"The bike-borne assailants fired three rounds towards me but I managed to escape unhurt. The attackers are well known as Trinamool activists," said Halim.

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