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Mamata didn't mention about pending criminal cases in poll papers: BJP

BJP alleges Bengal CM didn't mention about pending criminal cases in her nomination papers for Bhabanipur by-poll, files complaint with EC

BJP | Mamata Banerjee | West Bengal

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo: PTI)

The on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission, alleging that Chief Minister did not make a mention about pending criminal cases in her nomination papers for the Bhabanipur by-poll.

Sajal Ghosh, the chief election agent of the saffron party's candidate for the constituency, Priyanka Tibrewal, wrote to the EC, raising objections to Banerjee's declaration.

"I beg to object to the nomination/declaration filed by on the ground that the candidate has failed to disclose particulars of the pending criminal proceedings against her," he said.

Ghosh, in his letter, also made a note of the number of cases filed at different police stations in Assam against Banerjee.

State legal advisor resigns citing personal reasons

Advocate General Kishore Datta on Tuesday resigned from his post citing "personal reasons", and it was accepted by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar with immediate effect, according to the Raj Bhavan.

"In terms of Article 165 of the Constitution have accepted with immediate effect resignation submitted by Shri Kishore Datta, Senior Advocate, as Advocate General of State of @MamataOfficial with immediate effect," Dhankhar tweeted.

Datta, who took charge in February 2017, is the fourth advocate general of West Bengal in a row to have resigned from the post during the regime.
Anindya Mitra, the first advocate general to have taken charge after the TMC government came to power in 2011, and his successors Bimal Chatterjee and Jayanta Mitra had also resigned from the post. 

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First Published: Tue, September 14 2021. 15:15 IST