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Oppn parties hail Calcutta HC order on panchayat polls

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The opposition parties today hailed the order on panchayat poll petitions, saying the "unholy nexus" between the State Election Commission and ruling (TMC) has been exposed.

The high court, in its order today, said all rural poll pleas, filed by the opposition parties as well as the and the ruling Trinamool Congress, will be heard by a single bench that had stayed the election process.

The single bench has fixed tomorrow as the next date for hearing the petitions.

"This is a big setback for the unholy alliance between the and the ruling Trinamool Congress. The TMC should take lessons from it," BJP national secretary said.

CPI(M) said the ruling party along with SEC has been resorting to "several tricks" to stop opposition parties from filing nominations.

"These tricks are now getting exposed," he said.

TMC Partha Chatterjee, however, accused the opposition parties of trying to delay the poll process.

"They (opposition parties) don't have manpower to file nominations and they are blaming us. We have full faith on the judiciary," he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 19:50 IST