Calcutta, Aug. 16: The state election commission today issued the notification for holding elections to 12 municipalities on September 21.
The 12 civic bodies are Mekhliganj and Haldibari (Cooch Behar), Alipurduar (Jalpaiguri), Balurghat (South Dinajpur), Dalkhola (North Dinajpur), Chakdah (Nadia), Panihati and Habra (North 24-Parganas), Diamond Harbour (South 24-Parganas), Burdwan town, Guskara (Burdwan) and Dubrajpur (Birbhum).
The counting will be held on September 23.
A commission official said candidates could file nominations between August 16 and 23.
The last date for withdrawal of nominations is August 26. Sources said the poll panel officials would meet government officials on Monday to discuss the possibility of conducting the elections under the supervision of central forces.