Bhabanipur By-Election : Relief For Mamata Banerjee, Calcutta High Court Says No Stay, Polls As Per Schedule

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In what is seen as big relief for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Calcutta High Court has said the by-election to the much hyped Bhabanipur constituency from where she s contesting will be held as per schedule that is September 30 and there will no stay .

The much talked about contest will see TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee facing BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal

Lashing out at the BJP during her campaign trail , Mamata Banerjee as quoted by ANI said : They (BJP) lost, yet they have no shame. They are sending agencies, thinking that no one can speak against them. Their only motive is to sell the nation. Bhabanipur is just the beginning

The court was delivering the verdict on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which claimed that the Election Commission in a statement had noted that it had decided to hold by-election to Bhabanipur constituency “considering the constitutional exigency and special request from state of West Bengal”.

A bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Rajarshi Bharadwaj, however, passed adverse comments against the Chief Secretary of the West Bengal government for writing to the ECI seeking to expedite the bypolls.

Last week, the court pulled up the Election Commission and turned down the affidavit filed by the poll body on ‘prioritising’ the September 30 bypolls in the Bhabanipur assembly constituency.

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