W.Bengal polls: 1 dead and many injured in violence

 SMTV Desk 2018-04-23 22:32:38  West Bengal, polls, dead, injured, party, worker, tmc, bjp, congress, violence, panchayat polls
W.Bengal polls: 1 dead and many injured in violence

Kolkata, April 23: Widespread violence and clashes between rival political groups claimed one life while a Congress legislator was among a large number of people injured on the extended date of filing nominations for the West Bengal Panchayat polls on Monday.Acting on a Calcutta High Court order, the State Election Commission extended the last day of filing nomination for the state rural election to Monday between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.A number of persons were injured in the clashes that broke out in various districts, with Birbhum and Murshidabad being the most volatile.One person was allegedly shot dead in Birbhum s Suri during a clash between activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, while Congress lawmaker Manoj Chakraborty was beaten up with bamboo poles outside the Block Development Officer s office in Baharampur of Murshidabad district.