Calcutta High Court on 17th April extended the stay on the panchayat poll process in West Bengal and said the State Election Commission’s withdrawal of a notification giving an additional day for filing of nominations was in question before it.
Justice Subrata Talukdar extended the stay on the panchayat poll process till tomorrow morning when the matter would be heard again.
He said that the Supreme Court had asked the SEC to allay apprehensions of the petitioner or any intending candidate, and in line of that the Commission had extended the nomination process by a day.
It, however, withdrew the notification the very next day, which is in question before the court, the judge said, while hearing the SEC and the ruling Trinamool Congress’s challenge of his order to stay the elections. (Courtesy: Ganashakti)