A Calcutta High Court bench comprising observed that it is the duty of the Court to protect the Constitution and its values and the principles of democracy, which has been held to be a basic structure of the Constitution.
Immediately after the elections, though, it supposedly realized that holding bye-elections in a pandemic may be dangerous and dithered, putting Mamata’s re-election at risk. Immense pressure was put on the EC and it finally relented.
A single bench of Calcutta High Court admitted the Election Petition of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Swadhin Kumar Sarkar who was defeated by Trinamool Congress' Candidate Chandana Sarkar by 2426 votes from the Baisnabnagar constituency.
The critical case was assigned to Justice Chanda by the Calcutta high court’s master of the roster, Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal. While the authenticity of the pictures has not been questioned at all.
It is submitted by Counsel for the applicant that he has been falsely implicated in the crime, at the instance of the informant, who is a Zila Mantri of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on account of animosity.
Now that she is back as chief minster once again, Mamata Banerjee must put an end to the post-poll violence, shore up facilities to save lives hit by the raging pandemic and restore the economic health of the state.
A plea has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking directions to the West Bengal government to provide protection to opposition leaders in the state to ensure that a free and fair Assembly election is conducted in 2021.