The Supreme Court has given a major decision in the matter of Panchayat elections in West Bengal. The Supreme Court has stayed the High Court’s decision. The court has said that the results will not be announced on non-election seats.
The Supreme Court has heard the petition of the West Bengal State Election Commission today. In its petition, the Commission challenged the order of Calcutta High Court in which it was asked to accept nomination papers filed online by the candidates. But the Supreme Court canceled that order.
Mamata’s government shocks
The Supreme Court has also said in its judgment that the State Election Commission should not declare such candidates as victorious, where no other party candidate can enroll. TMC has about 18,000 such candidates. In this case, the Supreme Court’s decision is being considered as a major setback for Mamta Banerjee and her party.
Elections to be held on May 14
The Supreme Court has said that the Panchayat elections will be held on May 14 only. The court has ordered the Election Commission to declare victorious candidates in the same seats where leaders of different parties are in the election.
The Supreme Court directed the State Election Commission that without the order of the court, 34 per cent of the candidates will not declare the results of those candidates, who have no candidate in front. The Supreme Court also said that the order of the High Court is bad and how can he add the IT Act to the People’s Act.
The Supreme Court has also issued notice to CPIM, BJP and Congress. Now the next hearing on this case will be on July 3.