Kolkata, April 26: West Bengal will have a single-phase panchayat (rural body) polls on May 14, the State Election Commission announced on Wednesday.
Repoll, if needed, will be held on May 16.
The counting will take place on May 17, the SEC said in a notification.
The decision came after a recommendation from the state government that the polls be held on May 14.
The elections were earlier slated to be held in three phases on May 1, 3 and 5.
But the schedule was pushed back after the Calcutta High Court stayed the polling process on petitions moved by the opposition parties who complained that they were not being allowed to file nominations allegedly by armed miscreants owing allegiance to the ruling Trinamool Congress.