Seems like the new SEC, the former CS Nilam Sawhney started giving tough times for the oppositions soon after she assumed the office. While the State Election Commission announced the poll schedule of the most-awaited ZPTC-MPTC elections, the Opposition TDP leaders on Friday took the boycott mantra.
The party started that their candidates would restrain from contesting in the upcoming polls as a protest against the SEC rejecting their plea to release a fresh notification.
“We will continue to raise the same demand and if the SEC goes ahead with resuming the election process we will intensify the fight,” said senior TDP leaders.
Sources close to TDP also confirmed that the party may move High Court against the SEC and state government. Meanwhile, the new SEC Nilam continued to conduct video conference meeting with all District Collectors and police officials to issue directions for the smooth conductance of elections.
She also met with Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Das and DGP Gautam Sawang this morning to take stock of the COVID situations in the districts. As per the notification, the election will be held on April 8 and the counting of votes on April 10.
It can be noted that the final list of candidates was published about a year ago and as per the guidelines, the TDP candidates ought to remain in the fray as they cannot withdraw their nomination even if the party decides to boycott the polls.