Disgruntled with the Mamata government, BJP leaders reached the Supreme Court
While hearing the case, the apex court has now sent a notice to the West Bengal government and stayed the proceedings against the BJP leaders till further orders.
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December 18, 2020, 1:50 PM IST
The agitation has intensified in West Bengal ahead of the Assembly elections in a few months. Where the BJP wants to strengthen its hold in West Bengal, the Mamata Banerjee government of the state should not loose its grip at any cost. This is because the dispute between the two parties is growing. Among the senior BJP leaders, they have filed a petition in the Supreme Court against cases registered in West Bengal. The apex court has issued notices to the West Bengal government on the petitions of National Vice President Mukul Roy, National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, MPs Arjun Singh, Pawan Kumar Singh and Kabir Shankar Bose.
Also read: – Growing controversy between Center and Mamata, state government not ready to send officialsThe court has asked MP Arjun Singh when 64 cases have been filed against him. On this, Arjun Singh’s lawyer Mukul Rohatgi said that all these cases have been registered between November 2020 since Arjun Singh left TMC. “I am an MP and cases of inciting riots have been filed against me, which is politically motivated,” Arjun Singh said. “I am an MP and a party official,” said Kailash Vijayvargiya. Lawsuits have been filed against me since West Bengal started campaigning. Also read: – One more tweak to Mamata’s government, TMC MLA Shilabhadra Dutt resigns
The BJP leaders have moved the Supreme Court seeking transfer of the case against them to an independent investigating agency in West Bengal and seeking an out-of-state hearing.