june 19, 2021
Mamata Banerjee has written to the Calcutta High Court to ask that her petition challenging the election of the BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari from Bengal’s Nandigram be re-assigned to a different court.
The case is currently assigned to Justice Kausik Chanda.
In a letter written on behalf of the Chief Minister by her advocate, and delivered to the Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court on June 16, Ms Banerjee outlined two reasons for the request.
Justice Chanda was associated with the BJP in the past, Ms Banerjee’s letter said, and therefore “reasonable apprehension of bias… in favour of the Respondent…”, who is also from the BJP.