WB Panchayat Polls: Independent Candidates Meet SEC Over Security

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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.

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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.