Supreme Court docket Denies Request for Free and Honest Congregation Polls in West Bengal –
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The Supreme Court rejects a plea for free and fair assembly polls in West Bengal written by Shivangi Pandey, a student at Symbiosis Law School in Hyderabad
The Apex Court refused to maintain a PIL tabled to give instructions to the Center, West Bengal Government and Electoral Commission to conduct “free, fair, peaceful and safe” assembly polls planned in West Bengal this year .
The bank gave the petitioner the freedom to seek all other legal remedies permitted under applicable law.
The plea also sought relief on other legal instruments, with the petitioner seeking instructions for the CBI to investigate the mysterious murders of political activists in the state.
Puneet Kaur Dhanda, the petitioner, alleged that the Rohingya voters from Telangana State have registered as voters in West Bengal to contribute to the veiled vote and that Hindu voters are prohibited from stepping in areas where Muslims have a majority.
The petitioner’s allegations included an attack on BJP President JP Nadda and other BJP leaders.
The petitioner asked the Apex Court to act as a watchdog during the gathering’s votes to ensure that free and fair elections take place.
The petitioner backed up his plea with a series of violations of fundamental, human and legal rights in the state of West Bengal and said that the violations had reached their peak as the ruling government and law enforcement agencies were involved.
The petitioner sought interference from the Apex Court in order to curb the brutal violations and ensure unbiased elections.
The plea also asked for relief against the senior officials who failed to comply with their duty to protect the BJP president, and against the state machinery that violated the citizens’ right to vote under the Representation of the People Act of 1951.
The petitioner alleged that the political leaders of the opposition had been systematically persecuted and asked the relevant authorities for instructions to provide a detailed report on the measures taken against such killings.
The plea also aimed at the use of paramilitary forces in the state during the gathering polls.
The The Supreme Court declined to hear the request and urged the petitioner to seek exemption from other legal remedies.