The voting took place for 621 zilla parishads, over six thousand panchayat samitis, and almost 31 thousand gram panchayats.
The ruling Trinamool Congress today surged ahead in 1,800 gram panchayat seats while the BJP and the CPI (M) were leading in 100 and 30 gram panchayat seats respectively, as per initial trends available at 10 am, SEC officials said.
In the 20 zilla parishads, 203 of the 825 seats were uncontested, the sources said.
There is fear of violence during the counting process because of which heavy security has been deployed.
Polling officials yet to arrive at Dhupguri- Goyerkata counting centre in Jalpaiguri district.
District magistrate Ayesha Rani A. said Ray had gone missing from the polling booth, and that he did not report to the block development officer that night. At Bhangar in South 24 Parganas, the police arrested several bike-borne miscreants for allegedly intimidating voters. The votes are to be counted on Thursday.
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So far there were no reports of violence or clashes in any part.
"Ballot boxes were found in a pond. innocent party workers, not only of the BJP but of other parties too, were killed", he said.
Widespread violence during the panchayat polls yesterday left at least 12 people dead and 43 injured, even as more than 73 per cent of the electorate turned up to cast their vote.
The booths, where re-polling took place, include 63 in Murshidabad, 52 in Coochbehar, 28 in West Midnapore and 10 in Hooghly among others. Before the polls, Trinamool candidates were elected unopposed in 34 percent of the seats, a figure the Supreme Court called "worrying" while directing the commission not to declare them winners. "The SEC did not order repoll in those booths where we saw the TMC letting loose a reign of terror", Communist Party of India (Marxist)'s leader Sujan Chakraborty said. "Very unfortunate", said party's website attributing the remarks to Trinamool Secretary General Partha Chatterjee. All parties including the ruling Trinamool Congress claimed their workers were killed in poll-related violence.