Local body elections

Violence before vote

Print edition : May 11, 2018

Veteran CPI(M) leader Basudeb Acharya, who was hospitalised after being attacked in Purulia district. Photo: GANASHAKTI

Scenes of violence ahead of the local body elections in the State, where several opposition members were prevented from filing their nominations. Photo: GANASHAKTI

Scenes of violence ahead of the local body elections in the State, where several opposition members were prevented from filing their nominations. Photo: GANASHAKTI

A CPI(M) protest against the violence allegedly unleashed by Trinamool Congress activists to prevent opposition candidates from filing their nominations for the upcoming local body elections, during a general strike in Siliguri on April 13. Photo: DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP

The Trinamool Congress prevents opposition candidates from filing nominations in a record number of local body seats in West Bengal, drawing widespread condemnation.
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