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Calcutta HC reserves judgement on Mamata Banerjee plea challenging Nandigram election results

Single bench of Justice Kausik Chanda reserved judgment on the matter of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee challenging Nandigram election results.
 

Calcutta HC reserves judgement on Mamata Banerjee plea challenging Nandigram election results-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Jun 24, 2021, 1:40 PM IST
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The Calcutta High Court on Thursday reserved its judgment on the plea filed by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee challenging Nandigram election results.

"The petitioner has full right to move for recusal and rest assured, the matter will be decided judicially," Justice Kausik Chanda said while hearing the matter.

The Election Commission had declared BJP's Suvendu Adhikari the winner in the fiercely contested election for the Nandigram constituency.

After her defeat in Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee alleged that the Returning Officer of the Assembly seat had said that he was threatened against recounting of votes.

Despite Banerjee losing the seat to Adhikari, who was once her close aide, the TMC registered a landslide victory in polls winning 213 seats in the 294-member West Bengal assembly. While the BJP lost the polls but emerged as the second-largest party with 77 seats.

The Election Commission had declared BJP's Suvendu Adhikari the winner in the fiercely contested election for the Nandigram constituency.

After her defeat in Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee alleged that the Returning Officer of the Assembly seat had said that he was threatened against recounting of votes.

Despite Banerjee losing the seat to Adhikari, who was once her close aide, the TMC registered a landslide victory in polls winning 213 seats in the 294-member West Bengal assembly. While BJP lost the polls but emerged as the second-largest party with 77 seats.

(With inputs from agencies)

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