While addressing a public meeting on Wednesday (December 16), West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said that the law and order situation of the state has become worse than Kashmir. 

Ghosh accused the TMC government of delaying the local bodies' elections. He said, “Why is the TMC government not holding the municipal election in the state? The law and order situation is worse than Kashmir and is similar to that of Iran and Iraq.”

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The BJP chief challenged the Mamata Banerjee government to hold the local bodies' polls along with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections.

Dilip Ghosh said that the TMC will lose the polls to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and other civic bodies.

The BJP had met SEC officials in October and demanded that the KMC elections be held before assembly polls.

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Civic polls were scheduled to be held in April 2020, but the state government deferred the process due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.

Elections to 107 municipalities of the state and the KMC is likely to be held in April- May next year.