Kolkata: BJP in West Bengal today termed as a “bold step” after the West Bengal election commission extended the last date for filing nominations for Panchayat General Elections till Tuesday. Earlier the last date to file nomination was 9 April.
“It is nothing but the victory for democracy”, BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha said after Commission extends the last date for making nomination for one day on 10th April from 11am up to 3 pm. “This is a bold step taken by the Commissioner and we should support”, Sinha added.
BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha alleged, “The TMC is afraid of holding free and fair polls. They are trying to stop our candidates from filing nominations.”
The Trinamool Congress and the BJP engaged in a bitter political slugfest over opposition parties alleging that the TMC prevented their candidates from filing nominations for the panchayat polls in West Bengal due in May.
The BJP, Left Front and Congress alleged that the ruling TMC unleashed a reign of terror in various parts of the state and prevented opposition candidates from filing nominations.