Legal News, National, Kolkata, June 18:-Calcutta high court bench of Justice Kaushik Chandra on Friday deferred hearing in the election petition filed by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to June 24. The petition her close aide-turned-rival Suvendu Adhikari’s election victory from the Nandigram constituency.
“Let the matter be listed next Thursday. In the meantime, registrar shall file report before this court as to whether the petition has been filed in conformity with provisions of Representation of People Act,” the court said.
Adhikari had won the Nandigram seat by 1,956 votes, leading Mamata to face her first electoral loss in 32 years. The leader had switched to the Bharatiya Janata Party last year, and post his win, became the Leader of Opposition in the Bengal assembly. Some claims say that the petition alleges the votes were not counted properly.
-NAV, Inputs: Agencies