With Rajasthan High Court refusing to immediately interfere with a state government ordinance fixing educational qualifications for candidates in Panchayat elections, the petitioners on Thursday said they will file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court seeking justice.
An absconding reward-carrying miscreant is set to get elected unopposed as the sarpanch of Aisah village here as other aspirants withdrew from the fray after they came to know that Sunil Tomar had also filed his nomination papers for the three-tier Panchayat elections.
Terming that no rule of law existed in West Bengal, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed Khan alleged that the state government did not use central forces properly in the first phase of the panchayat elections.
Accusing the State Election Commission (SEC) of taking unilateral decisions, West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday stayed away from an all-party meeting called by the panel on the upcoming panchayat polls.
The Calcutta High Court on Friday requested West Bengal`s chief secretary, home secretary and DGP to meet State Election Commission officials by Saturday to arrange security of candidates for the coming panchayat elections.
With the legal imbroglio over the panchayat elections in West Bengal moving to the Supreme Court, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday hit out at the SEC and the Opposition for demanding deployment of central forces.