Mamata Banerjee’s Election Petition Assigned to New Calcutta HC Decide

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File photograph of Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (PTI)

The matter is prone to be listed earlier than the courtroom of Justice Sarkar on Wednesday, the sources mentioned.

  • PTI Kolkata
  • Final Up to date:July 12, 2021, 23:36 IST

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee‘s election petition earlier than the Calcutta Excessive Court docket difficult BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari’s victory from Nandigram constituency within the meeting elections has been assigned to the bench of Justice Shampa Sarkar, courtroom sources mentioned right here on Monday. The matter is prone to be listed earlier than the courtroom of Justice Sarkar on Wednesday, the sources mentioned.

Justice Kausik Chanda had on July 7 recused from listening to the Trinamool Congress supremo’s petition difficult the election of Adhikari from Nandigram, and imposed a value of Rs 5 lakh on her for the style through which the recusal was sought. Performing Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal assigned the matter to the courtroom of Justice Sarkar.

Adhikari defeated Banerjee from the Nandigram constituency by 1,956 votes within the meeting election held earlier within the yr. Releasing the election petition of Banerjee on an software by her for recusal expressing apprehension of bias towards her by his bench, Justice Chanda had mentioned that he was doing so to be able to thwart on the outset makes an attempt by trouble-mongers to maintain the controversy alive.

Banerjee’s legal professionals had recommended that Justice Chanda ought to recuse himself from the case since he was related to the authorized cell of the BJP earlier than his elevation as a Decide and had appeared in quite a few instances on behalf of the mentioned social gathering earlier than the excessive courtroom as a lawyer. Her lawyer had recommended throughout his submissions earlier than the courtroom that there’s a battle of curiosity since Justice Chanda had an in depth relationship with the BJP and the petitioner has challenged the election of a BJP candidate.

In its order, the courtroom had mentioned that it’s preposterous to recommend {that a} decide having a previous affiliation with a political social gathering as a lawyer shouldn’t obtain a case involving the mentioned political social gathering or any of its members. Justice Chanda had famous that like some other citizen of the nation, a decide additionally workouts his voting rights in favour of a political social gathering, however he lays apart his particular person predilection whereas deciding a case.

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