Kolkata: The second phase of Panchayat polls, which is underway in the three districts of West Bengal, has recorded 30 percent polling till noon. The day had earlier started on a violent note as a CPI-M candidate’s husband was killed and another party member was allegedly beaten by Trinamool Congress workers.

The second phase of Panchayat polls are being held at Singur and Nandigram. Both the rural towns are best known for the intense protests against farmland acquisition, which triggered the ouster of Left government and propelled Mamata Banerjee to the Chief Minister's chair

The towns are part of the elections in 12,869 seats in the three-tier rural bodies spread over three districts - Hooghly, East Midnapore and Burdwan. While 95,25,320 voters are eligible to choose their representatives in the three districts covering 10,637 gram panchayats, 2047 panchayat samities and 185 zilla parishad seats, all eyes will be on Singur in Hooghly and East Midnapore's Nandigram - which gained national and international spotlight during the last lap of the Left Front's rule.

An average of 30 percent polling was recorded till noon in the three districts - East Midnapore, the district where Nandigram is located, Singur in Hooghly and Burdwan, State Election Commission sources said.


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