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Petition filed in Supreme Court against EC decision for 8-phase polling in West Bengal

IndiaPetition filed in Supreme Court against EC decision for 8-phase polling in West Bengal

West Bengal elections have been declared to be held in 8 phases from 27 March to 29 April. Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will have one-phase polling on 6 April and Assam in 3-phase voting.

Kolkata: Advocate ML Sharma has filed a petition against the Election Commission’s decision to conduct eight-phase polling in West Bengal, appealing to the Supreme Court to stay the Commission’s decision as it is Article 14 (right to life) and There is a violation of Article 21.

On 26 February, the Election Commission announced the phases of assembly elections in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. In West Bengal, elections will be held in eight phases from 27 March to 29 April. Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will have one-phase voting on 6 April and Assam in 3-phase voting.

Advocate ML Sharma has filed a petition against the Election Commission’s decision to conduct eight-phase polling in West Bengal, appealing to the Supreme Court to stay the Commission’s decision

The petition will be heard in the next few days. Apart from this, the petitioner also said that a ban should be imposed on religious slogans in West Bengal and an FIR should be lodged against those who shout such slogans.

The plea states, “Jai Shri Ram’s slogans and other religious slogans are creating an atmosphere of religious excitement. This is an offense under the Code of Criminal Procedure and Representation of the People Act, 1951.”

The petitioner stated that slogans like “Jai Shri Ram” are chanted for electoral gains. Therefore, it should be banned during the election season.

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