14th July, 2023
“The Calcutta High Court, in response to a petition filed by the BJP and other concerned parties, made a significant observation yesterday regarding the failure of the West Bengal State Election Commission in ensuring free and fair elections. The Court’s observation highlighted the need for a thorough examination of the electoral process, as it ordered, “The State Election Commission and the candidates declared elected in the polls will have to keep it in mind that everything will depend on the results of these three petitions and other related cases.”
Subsequently, today, the West Bengal State Election Commission has released an official notification acknowledging the possibility that certain candidates may have been declared winners through fraudulent means. The Commission has stated that the outcome of their election is subject to the decision of the Calcutta High Court, which is yet to be pronounced.
Several complaints have been lodged, specifically from the Darjeeling and Kalimpong hills, concerning voting fraud, counting irregularities, incidents of violence, threats, and intimidation. These complaints have been duly filed with the authorities, underscoring the seriousness of the allegations.
We firmly believe in the triumph of truth and justice. It is our unwavering conviction that those who have secured their positions through unfair and illicit methods will eventually face the consequences and be stripped of their unlawfully obtained seats.
We urge all concerned citizens and stakeholders to remain vigilant and informed about the ongoing legal proceedings and the forthcoming decision of the Calcutta High Court. For further updates, we encourage everyone to monitor reliable news sources and official communications from the respective parties involved.”