WB panchayat polls: SC directs BJP to move Calcutta HC over filing of nominations

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the BJP to approach the Calcutta High Court on Thursday with its grievances over the deadline for filing of nominations for the West Bengal panchayat polls. The top court said that the Calcutta High Court is already seized of the matter and had passed an order on Wednesday staying the State Election Commission’s (SEC) decision to recall its order extending the deadline by a day. A Bench of justices R K Agrawal and A M Sapre requested the Calcutta High Court to consider the matter on Thursday in accordance with the law. The West Bengal unit of BJP had moved the apex court, hours after the state poll panel suddenly recalled its decision extending till Tuesday the last date for filing of nominations for next month’s panchayat election in the state, allegedly under pressure from the ruling Trinamool Congress.