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Bengal SEC moves apex court against order on e-nominations, CPI-M files caveat

 Kolkata, May 9: The West Bengal CPI-M leadership on Wednesday said it has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court anticipating a petition from the State Election Commission, which has challenged the Calcutta High Court’s order directing the SEC to accept the online nominations submitted by the left party candidates for the state rural polls.

The SEC on Wednesday morning moved the apex court challenging an order issued by a divisional bench of the Calcutta High Court that stated the nomination papers of those candidates named by appellant CPI-M, who had filed their papers electronically before the deadline of 3 p.m. on April 23, should be accepted.
Misra claimed the uncertainty over the coming Panchayat elections in the state was something which was unprecedented during the 34 years of Left regime and said the situation this time is worse than the last rural polls under the Trinamool Congress government in 2013.
The CPI-M leader also claimed that the state government and the ruling Trinamool are desperate and rigid in their bid to conduct the polls according to their convenience. Misra said the CPI-M is ready to fight both inside and outside the court and would contest the election whenever it happens. (IANS)