News Desk: Senior advocate from Mumbai, Ghanshyam Upadhyay filed a Public Interest Litigation petition in Supreme Court demanding President’s rule in West Bengal amid reports of post-poll violence in the state. The 52-year-old lawyer, in his petition against the state Government of West Bengal, claimed that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after winning the elections committed “ghastly” crimes against the people belonging to the BJP. The petition highlighted media reports and actions from the BJP leaders along with West Bengal Governor.
The petitioner further requested to carry out the President’s rule under Article 356 (1). The investigation on the matter should also be handed over to Special Investigation Team (SIT), according to the senior advocate.
“The request in the petition stated, to forthwith hand over investigation of the killing of more than 16 perceived BJP workers/supporters/sympathizers in the aftermath of the recently concluded election in the state of West Bengal by TMC goons/supporters and destruction of houses in the state by setting them on fire, to SIT constituted by this Hon’ble Court”.
As per the petition filed by Ghanshyam Upadhyay, a detailed report of the law and order situation in West Bengal has also been demanded. Advocate Upadhyay further purported that the constitution has completed failed in West Bengal.