West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 to be Held in Eight Phases Petition Filed in Supreme Court Against the Decision


The decision to hold assembly elections in West Bengal in eight phases is being criticized
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The Election Commission has decided to hold Assembly elections in West Bengal in eight phases. There has been a political uproar in the state against this decision and the matter has reached the Supreme Court. In fact, in the state on Monday, advocate ML Sharma has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the decision to hold the assembly elections in eight phases.

In a petition filed by advocate ML Sharma, the court has been requested to direct the commission not to hold assembly elections in the state in eight phases as it violates Article 14 (Right to Life) and Article 21 of the Constitution.

The Election Commission announced the schedule for the elections to be held in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on 26 February. In West Bengal, where elections will be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will have elections in one phase on April 6. Elections are to be held in Assam in three phases.

The petition is expected to be heard in the next few days. The petition has requested the court to direct the CBI to register a case for allegedly raising religious slogans during elections in West Bengal.

The petition said that “disbelief is spreading by raising Jai Shri Ram and other religious slogans”, it is an offense under the Indian National Representation and Representation Act, 1951.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed reservations over the Election Commission’s decision to conduct the Bengal elections in eight phases. He said that voting will be held in Assam in only three rounds. Apart from this, voting in three states is going to be held in a single phase, while in West Bengal voting will be done in eight rounds. This is the wrong thing.

Speaking at the press conference soon after the announcement of the Election Commission, Mamta Banerjee said that in West Bengal, the commission has decided to vote in two or three rounds in the same district.

The Election Commission has decided to hold Assembly elections in West Bengal in eight phases. There has been a political uproar in the state against this decision and the matter has reached the Supreme Court. In fact, in the state on Monday, advocate ML Sharma has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the decision to hold the assembly elections in eight phases.

In a petition filed by advocate ML Sharma, the court has been requested to direct the commission not to hold assembly elections in the state in eight phases as it violates Article 14 (Right to Life) and Article 21 of the Constitution.

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