Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has filed a petition in Calcutta HC, challenging BJP's Suvendu Adhikari's Nandigram win. The case will be heard at 11 am today. Banerjee had lost the election from this seat by less than 2,000 votes.

In her petition, Banerjee sought that Adhikari's election be declared void under 3 grounds. They are, commission of corrupt practices including bribery, promotion of hatred & enmity, seeking votes on the basis of religion & booth capture.

       

Mamata Banerjee Goes To Court Over BJP's Suvendu Adhikari's Nandigram Win

WHAT?

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has filed a petition in Calcutta High Court, challenging the election of the BJP's Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram. 

WHEN?

Friday, 18/06/2021

HOW?

In her petition, Ms Banerjee sought that Suvendu Adhikari's election be declared void under on three grounds -- commission of corrupt practices including bribery, promotion of hatred and enmity, seeking votes on the basis of religion and booth capture.

There were also discrepancies in the counting procedure and discrepancies and non-compliance in Form 17C, which is the account of votes recorded and the result of counting.

Ms. Banerjee has questioned the decision of the Election Commission to reject her plea for a recount.

"Suvendu Adhikari has indulged in several corrupt practices that have enhanced his winning chances and materially altered Ms. Mamata Banerjee's chances of success in the election," her petition read.