Calcutta HC Orders Poll Panel To Accept Nominations Via WhatsApp

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Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission to accept filing of nominations via WhatsApp for panchayat polls.

Polls were earlier scheduled in May first week. The court cancelled the poll body’s notification that quashed its earlier order of extending the nomination process by one day on April 10 and directed the Commission to issue fresh date for filing of nomination papers.

The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission to announce fresh dates for filing of nominations for panchayat polls.

Last week, the court issued a stay on the filing of nominations following allegations of large scale violence by the Opposition parties.

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