The government, which is vehemently against it, is expected to clarify its position on Monday. The commission insists on the presence of the forces for free and fair polls. If it refuses to bend, it is possible that the polls - due on April 26 and 30 - will be postponed.
Election commissioner Mira Pandey has already consulted senior advocate Samaraditya Pal, triggering speculations about the commission going to court.
On Friday, panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee was summoned by Governor MK Narayanan. Later, senior leaders of Trinamool Congress held a meeting.
A flurry of accusations - including conspiracy - poured in against the commission.
"I hope good sense prevails and the polls are conducted on the due date," said Mukul Roy, the party's all India general secretary, after the meeting.