His comments came on the day at least five persons died amid reports of booth capturing, rigging and intimidation in the third phase of the panchayat polls.
CPI(M) activists blocked rail and the roads in North 24 Parganas in protest.
“Booth capturing is going on at all places. Our supporters and the general public were not allowed to vote,” said Abdur Rezzak Mollah, CPI(M) leaders and former minister.
An officer of the State Election Commission said: “The poll panel would take responsibility only for incidents within the polling stations.”