CPM To Move Court Against WB Poll Violence


Kolkata: West Bengal Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) on Tuesday said that they will move the High Court against the state government and the State Election Commission (SEC) for failing to conduct the recently concluded panchayat polls.

The court earlier ordered the West Bengal government and the SEC to make proper security arrangements to ensure the safety of the electorate and hold the election in a free and fair manner.

“The SEC has failed to conduct the election in a proper manner. We highlighted the incidents of murder and vandalism on the polling day before the court. The court has asked us to file a petition with proper application. We will do that,” the CPI-M counsel told reporters in Kolkata.

The state BJP has, however, decided not to move court immediately but said it would be sending reports of attacks on its activists to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).