The Mamata Banerjee government and the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) have approached the Supreme Court of India against an order of the Calcutta High Court directing deployment of central forces for the upcoming panchayat polls in West Bengal..The High Court had on June 13, directed that the SEC must immediately requisition central forces and deploy them especially in the seats, which the polling body has already declared to be "sensitive."Later on June 15, it had pulled up the SEC for dragging its feet in requisitioning paramilitary forces from the Central government and directed the poll body to immediately requisition paramilitary forces for all the districts in the State and implement this directive within 48 hours.This led to the appeal before the top court. The matter was mentioned on Monday before a bench of Justices Surya Kant and MM Sundresh by Senior Counsel Meenakshi Arora on behalf of the SEC."There was no opportunity to file a reply (before High Court). We are here today both against June 13 order and June 15 which says 48 hours," Arora said.The Court agreed to list the matter on Tuesday..The High Court order was passed on a plea by BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari. The High Court had refused to issue directions extending the time for candidates to file their nominations papers in the upcoming West Bengal panchayat elections. However, it allowed plea for deployment of central forces leading to the appeal before apex court.