Presidential rule in West Bengal | A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court.

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking the imposition of presidential rule in the state of West Bengal.  In view of the violence that has taken place in the state since the recent elections, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition seeking an order directing the Center to impose presidential rule in the state.

Presidential rule in West Bengal.

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking the imposition of presidential rule in the state of West Bengal.  In view of the violence that has taken place in the state since the recent elections, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition seeking an order directing the Center to impose presidential rule in the state.

It then issued notices to the Center, the State and the Election Commission.  The petitions allege that peace and security in the state have deteriorated since the election and that the situation has deteriorated since the election results were released on May 2.

A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court.

The tribunal heard a public interest litigation seeking the deployment of troops and paramilitary forces to Bengal to bring the administration back to normalcy, boost public confidence, and set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) on violence, focusing on internal security.

The petition was received by Justices Vineet Sharan and Dinesh Maheshwari.  Mamata Banerjee has also issued notices to the government to pay compensation to the families of those affected by the post-election clashes.

Presidential rule in West Bengal | A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court.
Presidential rule in West Bengal | A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court.

The petition was filed by Ranjana Agnihotri, a UP practice lawyer, and social activist Jitinder Singh, while counsel Hari Shankar Jain appeared for them.  At the same time, Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal Chief Minister, was not personally notified.