No proposal to advance Bengal assembly polls: EC

The Election Commission today made it clear that there was no possibility of advancing the assembly elections in West Bengal due next May and said no party has approached it with such a demand.

Updated: Jul 06, 2010, 23:21 PM IST

Kolkata: The Election Commission today
made it clear that there was no possibility of advancing the
assembly elections in West Bengal due next May and said no
party has approached it with such a demand.

"There is no possibility of advancing the assembly
elections in the state. Election will be held on time. No
political party has made such a demand for advancing the polls
to the Commission," Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi said
here.

Quraishi, who along with Election Commissioner V S
Sampath arrived here on a `routine visit`, said the poll date
would be announced in time.

During their two-day visit, they would meet state
officials and electoral officers to discuss revision of the
electoral rolls, maintenance of EVMs and other issues.
Quraishi said they would also meet Governor M K
Narayanan.

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has demanded
advancement of assembly elections in the state in view of
successive poll defeats by the CPI(M)-led Left Front.

PTI