CPI-M hails EC ruling out advancing assembly polls in Bengal

The CPI-M today hailed the Election Commission ruling out the possibility of advancing the 2011 assembly elections in West Bengal.

Last Updated: Jul 07, 2010, 17:08 PM IST

Kolkata: The CPI-M today hailed the
Election Commission ruling out the possibility of advancing
the 2011 assembly elections in West Bengal.

CPI-M politburo member Biman Bose told a press
conference here that the assembly elections could be advanced
if the state government wrote to the Election Commission.

"One has to know the jurisdiction of the Election
Commission and provisions of the Constitution," he said.

"Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi has clear ideas
about the jurisdiction of the Election Commission and about
the Indian Constitution. His observations are right," Bose
said after a meeting of the Left Front here.

He said that for early assembly polls, the Centre
would have to impose President`s rule. "If they impose
President`s rule, we are ready to face it, but I don`t think
so."

Without naming Trinamool Congress chief Mamata
Banerjee who recently said that the assembly elections could
be held after the pujas in October, he maintained, "Those who
are speaking about advancing the election need to study the
Constitution."

PTI