Local elections

Demeaning democracy

Print edition : June 08, 2018

In Malda district in West Bengal, ballot papers being burnt during the local body elections on May 14. Photo: AFP

Trinamool Congress supporters celebrating the party’s victory in the panchayat elections, in North 24 Paraganas on May 17. Photo: PTI

Vehicles set on fire and people injured in the poll violence in Nadia district on election day. Photo: PTI

At Memari in Burdwan district, ballot boxes being retrieved from the pond they were thrown into. Photo: PTI

The Trinamool Congress sweeps the panchayat elections amid widespread violence and allegations of large-scale rigging.
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