Siliguri gets a step closer to a new civic board

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NEW SMC BOARD LATEST BY 3 JUNE

Siligiri town. Siligiri town.

By bappaditya paul

SIX DAYS AFTER THE RESULTS WERE DECLARED, the Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) on Monday finally notified the poll results of Siluguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) in the state’s Official Gazette, thus paving way for the formation of a new civic board there.

Going by Section 71 of the West Bengal Municipal Elections Act, 1994, notifying the poll results in the Official Gazette is mandatory for a newly elected civic borad to take over.

SEC had notified the poll results of Kolkata Municipal Corporation the very next day of declaring the results on 28 April.

The move comes amidst the Left’s allegation that the Trinamul Congress was trying to capture power at SMC by doctoring a defection in rival parties and hence the state government was deliberately delaying the process of forming a new board so to give the…

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