The Left Front would not intervene in the hung Malda zilla parishad in West Bengal and would support independents in hung gram panchayat and panchayat samities instead of the Trinamool Congress, Congress and the BJP.
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Monday said the results of the panchayat election have shown that despite its defeat, the Left regained a portion of the political ground it had lost during the last Assembly polls.
Three persons, including husband of a CPI(M) candidate, were on Monday killed and several others injured in violence during the second phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal where 75 per cent polling was recorded.
The first phase of the panchayat polls in West Bengal covering three junglemahal districts passed off, by and large, peacefully on Thursday with a voter turnout of 70 per cent amidst tight security and surveillance by helicopters.
Accusing the State Election Commission (SEC) of taking unilateral decisions, West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday stayed away from an all-party meeting called by the panel on the upcoming panchayat polls.
After the Supreme Court on Friday rescheduled the dates of West Bengal panchayat elections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the polls during Ramzan would pose problems for Muslims, but a court order has to be accepted.
With the legal imbroglio over the panchayat elections in West Bengal moving to the Supreme Court, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday hit out at the SEC and the Opposition for demanding deployment of central forces.
Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Tuesday alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress was using brute force to prevent opposition candidates from filing nominations for the panchayat elections or making them withdraw.