As escalating violence threatening to haul rural Bengal to funeral ground - courtesy armed cadres of ruling Trinamool Congress - the BJP on Wednesday said it would move the Supreme Court with a prayer for central forces to conduct the panchayat elections.
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday alleged that the ruling Trinamool Congress party in West Bengal was responsible for the murder of a man the saffron party has claimed to be its nominee in the panchayat elections, The Indian Express reported.
The last date for filing nomination papers has been fixed as April 9.
Kolkata: The West Bengal government once again engaged in a shadow duel with Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi over BJP state President Dilip Ghosh's comment that the Governor was reportedly "worried about violence in Bengal and wanted Central forces in the state during Panchayat polls".
Referring to the communal tension in West Bardhaman district's Raniganj Asansol area centering on Ram Navami rallies, Mr Ghosh said his party would also file a defamation case against a newspaper for blatantly blaming the BJP for violence, without any evidence.
BJP posted a video on its Twitter account allegedly showing TMC caders violating laws.
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On the other hand, CPM state committee secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra urged Left workers to stay in groups when going to file nominations and urged them not to "leave an inch" to TMC without a fight.
Amol Acharya, a Trinamool district in-charge, said "We have already informed the police that the BJP has hired goons who are trying to create an atmosphere of terror in the area and we have urged the state election commission to conduct an inquiry on the violence in Raigunj".
BJP leader Mukul Roy, however, saw no reason to worry about such an understanding at the ground level.
According to political analyst Amol Mukherjee, "What is different this time is that this time it isn't just the ruling party, but also the BJP that responsible for violence". "We will certainly ready to pay them back in their own coin", he said. "We will ensure that the polls are held in a free and fair manner and candidates can file their nominations", an SEC official said.
While polling will take place on May 1, 3 and 5, the counting of votes has been scheduled for May 8.
This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.