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.
The State Election Commission in West Bengal on Monday described as "unfortunate" the ruling Trinamool Congress accusation that it was being "partial" to the opposition Left Front over holding panchayat elections.