The Ministry of Home Affairs has presented a report to the Election Commission itemizing the political viciousness that West Bengal saw during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and 2018 panchayat surveys. 

The Home Ministry report is required to fill in as one of the fundamental contributions to help the Election Commission settle on the phenomenal eight-staged surveys in Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal. 

The MHA report contains comprehensive information on 693 instances of political viciousness and 11 passings that denoted the 2019 Lok Sabha surveys and 23 deaths that the 2018 panchayat elections in Bengal saw, detailed the Times of India. 

It further expresses that, even after the finish of the surveys where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won upwards of 18 seats, more than 850 occurrences of political savagery were accounted for between June 1 and December 31. As per the Home Ministry, 61 individuals kicked the bucket during this period. 

Furthermore, the Ministry of Home Affairs has said that West Bengal saw 663 occurrences of political viciousness in 2020 alone, in which 57 individuals lost their lives. In the primary seven day stretch of 2021, between January 1 and 7, 23 instances of political brutality occurred in Bengal. One individual from the decision Trinamool Congress and one of the BJP were killed while another 43 got harmed. 

West Bengal will go to surveys beginning March-end. It will be held in more than eight stages till April 29. Elections will be held in West Bengal on March 27, April 1, 6, 10, 17, 22, 26, and 29. More than 100 organizations of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) have effectively been positioned in the state to contain such episodes of savagery.

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