A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court against the conduct of the Assembly elections in West Bengal in 8 phases. The petition was filed by advocate ML Sharma.
Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Assam and West Bengal last week Election Commission Announcement issued. The state of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Kerala will go to the polls on April 6 in a single phase. Assam will go to polls in three phases and West Bengal in eight phases.
Attorney ML Sharma has filed a petition in the Supreme Court objecting to the holding of elections in West Bengal in eight phases.
In the petition he stated:
“The 8-phase assembly elections in West Bengal are against Article 14 (Right to Life) and Section 21 of the Constitution. In addition, the CBI should be ordered to record the first information report for raising religious slogans during the election campaign.
Putting the religious slogan of Jai Shriram in the election is causing disunity in the society. The question arises as to whether the Jai Shriram slogan is being raised for electoral gain and whether it is in violation of the Representation of the People Act. Therefore, the Election Commission should be barred from holding legislative elections in West Bengal in 8 phases. ”
Thus stated in the petition.