The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition by BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari seeking re-assessment of the Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) figures in West Bengal for the upcoming panchayat polls [Suvendu Adhikari vs State of West Bengal and ors]. .A bench of Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud and Justice JB Pardiwala remarked that it cannot stop authorities from holding the elections."Interdicting an election is a serious matter and we cannot do that. We will not interfere. Sorry, dismissed," the bench said. .The BJP leader and leader of opposition in the West Bengal Legislative Assembly moved the top court challenging a March 28 High Court order of the Calcutta High Court that had refused to entertain his plea.Adhikari in his public interest litigation (PIL) petition before the High Court had argued that the current population figure of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the State should be arrived at based on the household survey, as was the case for other backward classes (OBCs). He stated that there could not have been two separate yardsticks..Senior Advocate PS Patwalia appeared for Adhikari, and said that there was still time as the elections were due only in July."But how can we stop them from holding elections?" the Supreme Court asked.