Kolkata: West Bengal state BJP unit on Wednesday demanded that the polls for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) be deferred as political parties would not get enough time to use loudspeakers to campaign for the polls.
"We will request the SEC to defer the KMC polls as the parties would not get enough time to campaign by using loudspeakers as examinations will end in March 31," senior state BJP leader Tathagatha Roy said.
The West Bengal government has suggested the State Election Commissioner to hold elections to KMC on April 18 and to 93 municipalities across the state on April 25.
Election to KMC and the 93 other civic bodies are being considered the biggest polls before the Assembly Elections next year.
The BJP today held an extended office bearers meet to discuss results of the recent bypolls and to select the Mayoral candidate of the party for the KMC polls.
"We have analysed the results. We feel there is no need to feel that we have performed badly. But the fact is we have performed better than the last time. Our vote share has increased since last polls," Roy said.
Roy said the party will decide on the Mayoral candidate later on and will try to come out with the list of candidates by the first week of March.