Mamata Banerjee Vs Suvendu Adhikari: BJP leader Shubhendu Adhikari has moved the Supreme Court against the petition filed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the Calcutta High Court regarding the Nandigram election results. In his petition, MLA from Nandigram, Shubhendu Adhikari has demanded transfer of Mamata Banerjee’s petition to the High Court of another state.
Shubhendu Adhikari has said that Mamata Banerjee is pressurizing the Calcutta High Court. Unrestrained remarks on a judge forced him to withdraw from the case.
Let us inform that Shubhendu Adhikari, once counted among Mamata’s close friends, had joined the BJP before the announcement of the Bengal Assembly elections. After this, Mamta Banerjee decided to leave Bhawanipur seat and contest from Nandigram. TMC registered a historic victory in the assembly elections, although CM Mamta had to face defeat.
CM Mamata Banerjee was defeated by BJP candidate Shubhendu Adhikari by 1956 votes from Nandigram seat. Adhikari got 110764 votes in Nandigram. Whereas Mamta Banerjee got 108808 votes. On the day of the result, CM Mamta Banerjee had made serious allegations of irregularities in counting and conducting elections and said that she would go to court.
In mid-June, Mamata Banerjee moved the High Court. Today, the Calcutta High Court has accepted the petition for hearing. Justice Shampa Sarkar said that Banerjee’s election petition will be heard on August 12. Justice directed that in the meantime notices be issued to the BJP MLA officer and other parties in this matter. The court directed the Election Commission to preserve all election related records and equipment in Nandigram.
Earlier, Justice Kaushik Chanda recused himself from hearing the Trinamool Congress chief’s plea, following which Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal referred the matter to a bench of Justice Sarkar.