The Trinamool Congress will move the Supreme Court on Monday, seeking a revision in the schedule for the rural elections in 17 districts of West Bengal, so that they do not coincide with the month of Ramzan beginning on July 10.
In a ruling on June 28, the court rescheduled the elections in five phases from July 11. “The Trinamool Congress’s move will be supported by the State government,” party MP Sultan Ahmed said here on Sunday.
Chief Secretary Sanjay Mitra held a meeting with the State Election Commissioner, Mira Pande, in the evening. They discussed matters relating to the schedule. Earlier, the State Election Commission had sent an e-mail to the State government, asking it to issue a notification for the panchayat election as per the court order.
The Congress’s minority cell will also approach the Supreme Court for a revision in the schedule.
Meanwhile, members of the Muslim community submitted a memorandum to Ms. Pande, demanding that the polls not be held in Ramzan.