File photo: An Electronic Voting Machine (EVM). Photograph:( Others )
Panchayat election in West Bengal will be held on a single day on May 14, the State Election Commission (SEC) announced today.
Earlier, the SEC had announced that the polling would be held in three phases on May 1, 2 and 5.
The polling had to be deferred after opposition parties moved courts alleging violence and intimidation by the ruling party during the nomination process.
"The panchayat election will be held on May 14," a spokesman of the SEC told newsmen here.