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Panchayat polls: TMC moves against Calcutta HC stay

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Published : Apr 14, 2018, 2:25 am IST
Updated : Apr 14, 2018, 2:25 am IST

Notably, all eyes will now be set on the next hearing on Monday. 

Calcutta high court
 Calcutta high court

Kolkata: Challenging the stay by the single bench of the Calcutta high court on the panchayat elections process the Trinamul Congress moved the division bench on Friday seeking an immediate hearing. But the division bench of Justice Bishwanath Samaddar and Justice Arindam Mukhopadhyay ruled out the possibility of immediate hearing while asserting that the matter would not be heard before April 16 till which the election process has been stayed by Justice Subrata Talukar on Thursday.

In the morning Trinamul MP Kalyan Bandopadhyay filed the petition before the division bench. West Bengal State Election Commission secretary Nilanjan Shandilya who was present there told the bench of filing a petition against the single bench's stay order. 

Mr Banerjee appealed to the bench to hear the petition immediately in view of the importance of the rural polls which have been stayed. He noted that the plea could be heard on Saturday also. 

The bench however refused to hear the plea during the day itself before making it clear that the hearing would held on April 16. 

Notably, all eyes will now be set on the next hearing on Monday. 

During the day the CPI filed a case before Justice Talukdar seeking the postponement of the polls alleging that its candidates could not file their nominations. Meanwhile one of the state government employees' forum has filed a case at the high court pressing for the deployment of the central para-military forces during the rural polls. 

A member of the forum alleged that the government employees who are engaged for the election duty work safely during the Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections because of the central forces' security arrangements but they become target while doing their duty during the Panchayat polls. 

The forum earlier met WBSEC chief Amarendra Kumar Singh and submitted a memorandum.

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