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Calcutta High Court requests that the state election commission determine if central forces are required for civic elections.

The Calcutta High Court has directed the State Election Commission to convene a meeting with the  state’s chief staffs within 12 hours.

The High Court has also asked the SEC to perform a ground reconnaissance of the situation. While the deployment of troops are necessary in West Bengal. And to submit a request to the Home Ministry for the requirement of paramilitary forces.

On Wednesday, the division bench presided over by Chief Justice Prakash Shrivastava heard arguments from both parties. And reserved judgement in a slew of PILs demanding the deployment of central forces.

High Court will hold elections for 108 civic bodies on February 27th; Said State Election Commission:

The West Bengal State Election Commission announced the election dates for 108 civic bodies on Thursday.

We’ll gather today to decide on a campaign date. According to the statement of High Court, the deadline for submitting nominations is February 9. But the deadline for examining nominations is February 10, and the deadline for removing candidates is February 12.

It is act against a single bench ruling of the High Court in which the BJP‘s petition for deployment of central forces for the Kolkata Municipal Election was denied.

The Supreme Court had previously rejected to hear the BJP‘s request for the deployment of Central Forces. But for the Kolkata Municipal Elections, directing the party to seek such relief from the Calcutta High Court.



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