"We don't have any problem with the seven-phase polling. But we feel that due to such long polls, a community may face problems due to Ramzan month. We have told the CEO about it," TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said after a meeting with the poll panel, in which all other political parties were present.
On Sunday, TMC leader and Kolkata mayor Firhad Hakim had alleged that the central government has targeted West Bengal in order to ensure that people of the minority community can't got out to vote in large numbers due to fasting during Ramzan.
The month of Ramzan starts on May 5 and several Muslim-dominated areas in south Bengal will go to polls thereafter.
At the meeting, opposition parties demanded removal of hoardings of the chief minister from roadsides. The opposition parties also complained about alleged threats by Hakim and TMC leader Anubrata Mandal after the poll schedule was announced on Sunday.
"We have also urged him to see that the posters of government projects carrying photograph of Mamata Banerjee are removed. We hope the CEC would take action," Majumdar said.
The CPI(M) demanded that the Election Commission should ensure proper deployment of central forces in the state in order to ensure free and fair elections.
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