Bengal Panchayat Polls: HC To Hear On Today


Kolkata: Justice Subrata Talukdar will hear the petitions on Wednesday. The Calcutta HC division bench held on Monday that the trial court had passed an interim order, but did not come up with a final order.

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday again extended by a day till Wednesday its stay on West Bengal’s Panchayat election process in view of the ongoing hearing of a case related to the polls.

A single-judge bench of Justice Subrata Talukdar will hear the arguments by both the parties again in the first half on Wednesday.

During Tuesday’s argument, Kalyan Banerjee argued that the petitions filed by Bharatiya Janata Party as well as by Communist Party of India-Marxist and others accusing the state ruling party of conducting large scale pre-poll violence in the state and demanding fresh election process, removal of the State Election Commissioner and imposition of para-military forces during the elections, are not at all maintainable.

The opposition parties have moved the court, accusing the Trinamoolof unleashing massive pre-poll violence against their party workers to prevent them from filing nominations for the polls ever since the process began on April 2.