- Submission of nominations by Left Front and opposition candidates obstructed.
- Block and SDO offices are cordoned off by TMC armed gangs.
- Attacks on opposition activists and candidates in all districts.
- More than 200 people have been injured.
- State Election Commission is virtually defunct.
- Police is complicit in attacks on Left, not enforcing standing law and order rules.
Attack on Democratic Rights
The government has attacked the democratic right to conduct peaceful protest with the ban on the hunger strike and the arrest of Anna Hazare ..... the Polit Bureau calls upon all its Party units to conduct protest tomorrow, August 17, all over the country