WB Panchayat Polls: Independent Candidates Meet SEC Over Security


Kolkata: Several independent candidates on Saturday met the West Bengal State Election Commissioner (SEC) A K Singh and demanded adequate security for themselves during campaigning for the panchayat polls scheduled on May 14.

Two candidates — Jakir Molla amd Fatima Bibi — who are contesting from Bhangore area, met Singh and accussed Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Arabul Islam of threatening them.

The filing of nominations last month was marred by violence following clashes between the ruling TMC and opposition parties in which several people lost their lives.