SEC Announces April 23 As Last Day For Filing Nomination

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Kolkata: The West Bengal state Election Commission on Saturday announced April 23 as the last date for filing nominations for panchayat elections.

Scrutiny of the nominations received on that date would be held on April 25 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is April 28, the notification said.

The filing of nominations will take place from 11 am to 3 pm on April 23. The new dates of the panchayat polls, were, however, not announced by the SEC.

Earlier on Friday, the Calcutta High Court quashed the State Election Commission’s order cancelling the notification for extension of deadline for filing nomination for panchayat polls in West Bengal and directed it to allow nominations by issuing a fresh notification.

Justice Subrata Talukdar held that that petitions, filed by the BJP, CPI(M) and other opposition parties, challenging the cancellation of notification are maintainable and asked the poll panel to issue fresh notification extending the date for filing nominations.

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