BJP could sue for Bhabanipur bypoll: Dilip Gosh

 As the controversy surrounding the by-election in Bhabanipur, West Bengal's assembly constituency, continued, Dilip Ghosh, president of state BJP said that the party was considering moving the court. He said that the party was taking the view of the lawyers, and then the final decision would be made.

On Monday, the President of the state BJP stated that "The state isn't allowing local trains ply." They won't allow more than 50 people to attend a function. They arrest people who congregate for any purpose, and they are trying to win the election.

"This double standard can't continue. They will either have to state that there is no corona or suspend the polls. Mamata Banerjee will host a large gathering. Are they able to be arrested? "They will only arrest Dilip Ghosh and Suvendu Adhikari, as well as the BJP supporters," Ghosh stated.

"We are listening to the lawyers, and if necessary we will go to court. Ghosh, who met a BJP supporter at a private hospital in Bidhannagar, said that this could not continue. After being humiliated on Sunday when she went to get her vaccine, the woman from Durgapur, East Burdwan tried to commit suicide.

Saturday's announcement by the election commission was that the date for Bhabanipur's by-election and the elections in two other constituencies of the assembly - Samserganj in Murshidabad and Jangipur, in Murshidabad district - would be set. These three constituencies will hold their elections on September 30, and the counting takes place on October 3.

Bhabanipur, where Mamata Banerjee, chief minister, is running, was controversial because the notification by the commission stated that the by-election is being considered a special case at the request of West Bengal's government. The pandemic-related situation prompted 31 other constituencies of the national assembly to be deferred by the commission.

Suvendu Adhikari, Leader of Opposition raised the same question earlier and stated that there was no agreement between the Election Commission (BJP) and them. Is the Election Commission able to provide an explanation for why 31 Assembly constituencies are not holding by-elections in the country? Hare Krishna Dwivedi, the state chief secretary, wrote to the Election Commission that there would be a constitutional crisis if there was no by-election at Bhabanipur. That is impossible for him to write. Six more constituencies are not eligible for by-elections. How is that possible? This will be an issue.