Calcutta HC dismisses petition on Bhowanipore by-election, polls to be held as scheduled
The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition on the by-election to the Bhabanipur assembly seat, ordering that polls will be held as scheduled on September 30.
A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice R Bharadwaj said it was inappropriate on the part of the West Bengal chief secretary to have written such a letter in which he had appealed to the election commission for holding the by-election at Bhabanipur.
The court dismissed the PIL in which the language used to seek the by-poll was challenged.
The chief secretary had in the letter said that a "constitutional crisis" would occur if the by-election to Bhabanipur was not held.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting from the Bhabanipur seat.