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Opposition attempt to postpone rural poll defeated: Mamata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

today claimed that opposition political parties wanted to postpone the panchayat elections and expressed happiness that their purpose was defeated.

"Some opposition leaders are filing cases in courts one after another to postpone the panchayat election. What shall we do - fighting cases in courts or look after administration for the welfare of the people?" she asked.

However, their purpose was defeated by court orders, she added.

The yesterday said the panchayat polls will take place on May 14, according to the earlier schedule declared by the

"We want a peaceful Panchayat election, where people can cast their votes without any fear. I appeal to all for cooperation without which it is difficult to maintain law and order," Banerjee said.

Interestingly, major opposition parties such as the BJP, the CPI(M) and the have joined hands to defeat the ruling Trinamool Congress, she said in an interview to a Bengali channel Zee 24Ghanta.

Despite this, the Trinamool supremo expressed confidence that her party would win the polls because of continuous development works by her government.

"Our political rivals are busy in attacking our workers, spreading canards against us or filing cases to postpone the entire Panchayat election," she said.

The also alleged that the BJP has been bringing goons from neighbouring states to foment trouble during the Panchayat poll.

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

First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 22:20 IST