State Proposed To Held Panchayat On May 14


Kolkata: West Bengal state government on Thursday faxed to the State Election Commission to held the Panchayat election on 14th may. State officials already faxed the poll and count date to the State election commission.

The State Election Commission (SEC) is yet to take a decision on the dates for the panchayat polls in West Bengal as the issues of security arrangements and concluding the election either before or during the month of Ramzan remain to be settled. But State official faxed the poll date to the state election commission. Now State Election Commission to take decision on poll dates.

The move by state government comes after SEC officials met officials of the state government to discuss the issue. Both parties also discussed issues related to security arrangements for the polls across all the booths.

Earlier, dates issued by the State Election Commission was postponed by the Calcutta High court. The move of High court came after the Opposition parties led by BJP, Congress and the Left had approached the court for the extension of the last date of filing nomination.

The opposition parties claimed their nominees failed to reach the office of SDO and BDO to file papers due to violence by goons of ruling Trinamool Congress.