Clashes erupt in Nandigram after poll results

May 21st, 2008 - 11:33 pm ICT by admin  


Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Clashes were reported from Nandigram in East Midnapore district of West Bengal Wednesday evening, after results of the panchayat (village council) polls were declared. Sources said, “The activists of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Trinamool Congress hurled crude bombs at each other in the trouble-prone areas of Garchakraberia, Sonachura and Adhikaripara in Nandigram. No one was injured.”

East Midnapore district, where Nandigram is located, jolted the CPI-M-led Left Front, which lost the zilla parishad - the top tier of the state’s panchayat system - to the Trinamool Congress after an uninterrupted reign of 30 years since 1978.

However, West Bengal Inspector General (law and order) Raj Kanojia told IANS: “I have received no reports of violence. The counting of votes is over peacefully across all the districts.”

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