Kolkata: Over 70 percent of voters exercised their franchise in West Bengal on Sunday as polling for 81 civic agencies overall proceeded peacefully marred only by sporadic violence in the last trial of strength for parties ahead of next year`s assembly election. The polling was held in the shadow of Friday`s Gyaneshwari Express rail disaster that claimed 145 lives in West Midnapore district, overshadowing all other issues over the last two days.
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In Image: Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes during municipal elections at Murshidabad on May 30, 2010. According to news reports, clashes broke out at many places in West Bengal state on Sunday during the polling for 81 civic bodies, including the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.