West Bengal Panchayat Elections: SC allows State Election Commission to notify results of uncontested seats

Shruti Mahajan August 24 2018

In a big relief to Mamata Banerjee and the Trinamool Congress, the Supreme Court has allowed the West Bengal State Election Commission to notify the results of uncontested seats in the Panchayat polls.

The Supreme Court Bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud observed that such a large number of seats going uncontested shows a "grim situation".

However, the Court has ruled out re-election, holding that the individual . . .

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