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West Bengal
Problems over polls and a scam
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DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP Sudipto Sen, head of the Saradha group, being taken to a police van at the airport on his arrival in Kolkata on April 24.

THE legal battle between the State Election Commission (SEC) and the government over the holding of panchayat elections has brought to the fore crucial constitutional issues and questions on the law and order situation in the State.

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The conflict between the State Election Commission and the State Government is in the air in regard to fixing up date or dates for rural poll in Bengal. The paper war turns into a legal battle of acts and rules in respect of the power of the SEC and the State Government as given by the panchayat election Act, 2003. There is no question of crossing the limit from the part of the State Election Commission as it has been empowered to refer the matter to the State Government to consider the proposal of the State Election Commission .. Under the 73rd and 74th Amendment Act, 1992,the constitution of State Election Commissions and the appointment of State Election Commissioners are contemplated to superintend, direct and control of the preparation of electoral rolls for, and the conduct elections to the Panchayats [ clause 1 of Article 243k of the Indian Constitution] .
from:  manas mukhopadhyay
Posted on: May 22, 2013 at 23:13 IST

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