Supreme court shock to Mamata Banerjee
New Delhi: The Supreme Court gave an unexpected shock to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The Supreme Court has stayed the petition the unanimity of Panchayat Elections. Panchayat elections are to be held across the state since 14th of this month. However, the Supreme Court ordered the Election Commission not to announce the results of the unanimous panchayat polls till 3rd July. Political leaders have commented that the Supreme Court’s orders were strained against Trinamool.
34 percent of the panchayat elections in the state has been unanimous since this month. The Trinamool Congress has won the seat due to nominations from Opposition parties in the 20,000 panchayats for 58,692 panchayats. This is the first time that the total number of seats in the state history is unanimous. In the past, the Left Party has won 11 percent unanimously in power.
The Bengal Panchayat elections have since been controversial. The Opposition also appealed to the Kolkata High Court that the ruling TMC will prevent other party candidates from nominating them. With this, the court nodded the deadline for one day. The High Court has ordered some candidates to send their nomination papers through Whatsapp. But the Election Commission rejected them.