With High Court order staying the rural election process, the opposition parties in West Bengal on Thursday termed it a victory of democracy over dictatorship.
The opposition was also quick to demand resignation of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the alleged violence during filing of nominations.
It need be mentioned that the polls are scheduled to be held in three phases on May 1, 3 and 5.
The Calcutta High Court on Thursday stayed the process for panchayat elections.
It also asked the SEC to file a comprehensive status report on the poll process including number of nominations filed and the percentage of nominations rejected, among other information by Monday.
Opposition parties alleged that the people in Bengal can get justice only by moving court because the entire state administration has been turned into a back office of the ruling TMC.