WB Panchayat Polls: CPI-M, PDS To Move Court Against Violence


Kolkata: The West Bengal CPI-M and the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS) on Tuesday said they will move the High Court against the state government and the state election commission (SEC) for failing to conduct the rural polls properly.

“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 here.

The PDS had also appealed before a Division Bench of High Court Chief Justice Jyotirmay Bhattacharya and Justice Arijit Banerjee to look into the incidents of violence across the state.

PDS General Secretary Samir Putatundu said “We informed the Chief Justice about the same today. He listened to us and asked us to appeal before the bench with specific records of all the incidents,”

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).