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Yesterday, at 8 PM, a special bench of, our Supreme Court held a sitting to hear a matter, suo motu..

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The cause of action was this..👇
One judge J. Gangopadhyay of, Calcutta High Court had given an interview to a local TV channel about a case concerning Abhishek Banerjee before his bench..
J. Gangopadhyay directed the Secretary General of the Supreme Court to submit report+

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+and some documents pertaining to the SC's order of reassigning matter pertaining to Primary Teachers' Recruitment Scam, which were heard by his bench..
The main reason behind this order of reassignment from SC seems to be J. Gangopadhyay's interview to a local TV channel..

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Calcutta High Court to pronounce judgment tomorrow on application by West Bengal Chief Minister @MamataOfficial seeking recusal of Justice Kausik Chanda from hearing her election petition against @SuvenduWB

#MamataBanerjee #CalcuttaHighCourt #SuvenduAdhikari #nandigram
Banerjee has sought recusal of Justice Chanda on the ground that he was an active member of BJP before he became a judge of Calcutta High Court…
During the hearing of Banerjee's plea on June 24, Justice Chanda had fairly conceded his connections with BJP and also reminisced about his days as a lawyer for the party when it was largely unknown in West Bengal.

#WestBengal #MamataBanerjee #BJP…
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Calcutta High Court to hear today election petition filed by West Bengal Chief Minister @MamataOfficial challenging the election of BJP leader @SuvenduWB from Nandigram constituency in the 2021 assembly elections

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The case will be heard by Justice Kausik Chanda.

Banerjee had meanwhile written to Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal requesting him to reassign the election petition on the ground that Justice Chanda was an active member of BJP before he became a judge…
Bench assembles. Dr AM Singhvi appears.

Are you for petitioner: Court.

That is a very delicious question. I am for the petitioner, says Dr. Singhvi.

#MamataBanerjee #suvend
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What went wrong for @MamataOfficial in #Nandigram ? Interestingly @AITCofficial swept #Bengal. It did pretty well in #Medinipur region. Still she lost in Nandigram which is against the trend of the election. I am trying to analyze the mistakes in strategy by her. 1/n
Now to fight election u need to read game theory. U need to predict what could be the opposition move. #Subhendu could only win election by polarizing voters in religious line. He can't defeat @MamataOfficial by any other means. 2/n
In such a context, @MamataOfficial made a tactical error. She made #AbuSufiyan as her election agent at #Nandigram . Also she was dependent on #AbuTaher. Both these leaders have muscle power. It made the election polarized. #AbuSufiyan is not considered as non corrupt. 3/n
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One of the early stories I reported was from panchayat polls in #Nandigram, soon after the farmers' rebellion, just as Mamata began to topple the CPIM edifice.
It was an illustration, and a caution, about interpreting images of violence during polls in West Bengal /n
The intimidation and violence, even sexual assault, mostly by the CPIM cadre, was serious. On polling day, the CRPF was heavily deployed, led by an admired DIG Alok Raj.

I was with a patrol when two TMC activists approached, asking for help at a village called Garupara /n
They said CPM men were obstructing the way there and scaring off voters.

We followed them. On the path we found a woman, so old her torso was lined like a leaf, knocked to the ground by goons. The local CPM candidate left the scene on a bike as we arrived, visibly sneering. /n
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[1/n]. As per the final round (R-17) results after vote counting (cumulative), #SuvenduAdhikari (1,09,673) won by a margin of 1,736 votes against #MamataBanerjee (1,07,937).

#DigitalTransparency #नंदीग्राम
[3/n]. But the above tally does not match with the final results for constituency-wise candidates. The latter shows that #SuvenduAdhikari (1,10,764) won by a margin of 1,956 votes against #MamataBanerjee (1,08,808).
#Referee_is_khiladi #Nandigram
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Visuals from a counting centre in Kerala’s Kannur. Counting of postal ballots will begin at 8am:

Track ThePrint's live blog for latest updates on #ElectionResult

Picture credit: ANI
Visuals from a counting centre in Guwahati. Exit polls have predicted a second term for the BJP in Assam.

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Security personnel outside a counting centre in Lawspet, Puducherry

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#SupremeCourt to shortly hear an appeal by West Bengal Govt and Mamata Banerjee's election agent SK Supian against the Calcutta High Court order which had revived 14-year-old criminal cases against Supian and others registered during #Nandigram violence
#SupremeCourt had earlier stayed the High Court order with respect with SK Supian. The order by the HC was passed on a PIL filed by @BJP4Bengal leader Dipak Misra.
Senior Advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Siddharth Luthra appear for petitioner.

Respondents state Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi is appearing for Dipak Misra and is arguing in another court
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West Bengal CM @MamataOfficial injured. In severe pain. Foot injury. sketchy details. Swelling in the foot. A team of doctors rushes to the CM. Someone tried to push her. TMC to complain to election commission. CM wants to return to Kolkata. No local police. 4-5 people pushed her
There was no one from local police, says @MamataOfficial. Says she was intentionally pushed. Also complains of chest pain. BJP says let there be a CBI investigation. Claims this is to gain sympathy. TMC says even CM not safe & security to woman CM was inadequate. Moving 2 Kolkata
``Green Corridor'' for @MamataOfficial to be shifted to #Kolkata. Will be rushed to the hospital. BJP calls it a publicity stunt after looking at ground reality at #Nandigram. BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal says ground beneath Mamata's feet slipping. Let there be an independent probe..
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Have been watching the evolution of @DilipGhoshBJP with admiration. Over the last four years he has really come of age and emerged as a leader to reckon with in #WestBengal vindicating his selection as @BJP4Bengal President. #ModiInBengal #Haldia #WestBengalElection2021
2/n PM #NarendraModi takes stage - referring to the #UttarakhandAvalanche drawing a link between the source of the Ganga in #Uttarakhand and its meeting with the sea near #Haldia. #ModiInBengal #WestBengalElection2021
3/n As per @DilipGhoshBJP the gathering is around 3 lakhs from the 3 districts of erstwhile undivided #Medinipur. Impressive mobilisation. Certainly @SuvenduWB's entry would have made a big difference. #ModiInBengal #Haldia #WestBengalElection2021
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