Panchayat 2018: BJP Also Approached SC Against SEC’s Ruling

Supreme Court

Kolkata: BJP approached Supreme Court against State Election Commission revoking the order that extended nomination dates for Panchayat elections, court to hear the matter tomorrow.

The West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started the process of challenging the Election Commission’s (EC) fresh circulation over one day extension of filling nomination.

The Supreme Court is set to pronounce its order on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plea seeking availability of nomination papers online, extension of the last date of filing these papers, re-scheduling of the Gram Panchayat election and deployment of paramilitary forces in West Bengal in the run-up to the polls scheduled in the first week of May.

Clashes broke out in several districts in West Bengal on Saturday too between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) activists and Opposition parties in the continuing political violence during the filing of nominations for the May panchayat polls, police said, even as nearly 2,000 people were held in the state.