West Bengal

10 months ago

Calcutta High Court Bars 82 ISF Candidates from Contesting Panchayat Election

Calcutta High Court (symbolic picture)
Calcutta High Court (symbolic picture)

 

West Begal (July 04,2023) : The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday barred 82 ISF candidates from contesting the upcoming panchayat election in West Bengal. The court's decision came after the candidates had filed a petition alleging that their names had been removed from the election commission's website without their knowledge. The court's order is a major setback for the ISF, which is hoping to make significant gains in the panchayat election. The party has been gaining popularity in recent months, particularly in the wake of the violence in Birbhum district.

The court's decision is also likely to have implications for the overall outcome of the panchayat election. The ISF is seen as a potential spoiler for the ruling Trinamool Congress, and its absence from the fray could give the TMC a significant advantage. The court's order has been met with disappointment by the ISF. The party's General Secretary, Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui, has called the decision "politically motivated" and has vowed to appeal the order.


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