The Calcutta High Court on Thursday dismissed a plea moved before it against Bharatiya Janata Party's 'Rath Yatra' in poll-bound West Bengal. The Bench of Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Aniruddha Roy was hearing the plea of one Rama Prasad Sarkar, a lawyer by profession, seeking High Court's intervention to prevent BJP from holding the "Rath Yatras" in the state.
Additional Solicitor General of India, Mr Y.J. Dastoor raised a preliminary objection regarding maintainability of the writ petition in public interest with reference to locus of the petitioner. He referred to the representation dated February 02, 2021 filed by the petitioner to various authorities raising his grievance. the counsel for the petitioner raised objection regarding appearance of Mr. Dastoor as the Additional Solicitor General of India in the present case.
when the writ petition was filed in this court, the representation filed by the petitioner may not have even been received by the addressees therein,even if sent by the petitioner the Court remarked.
The Court observed that it is for the authorities in the State to have considered the issues. The Court also noted that number of political rallies are being held at different places in the State.