SC to hear plea challenging West Bengal's decision to grant funds for Durga Puja celebrations

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court Thursday agreed to listen to day after today an enchantment challenging the West Bengal executive's determination to grant Rs 10,000 every to puja committees in the state for Durga Puja celebrations.

A bench headed via Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi used to be apprised that on Wednesday the Calcutta High Court had refused to intrude with the Mamata Banerjee executive's determination to grant price range to Puja committees in the state.

The bench also comprising Justices S Okay Kaul and Okay M Joseph used to be told via lawyer Saurav Dutta, who had filed an enchantment against the top courtroom's determination, that the decision of the state executive used to be against the established concept of law and sought an urgent listening to on his plea.

The top courtroom had the day before today refused to intrude in the state executive's determination to provide Rs 10,000 every to 28,000 Durga puja committees in the state, and mentioned the legislature is the correct discussion board to make a decision on such expenditure.


An meantime stay granted via the courtroom on disbursal of price range stood vacated because the courtroom disposed of the plea.


The petitioner, in his plea, had challenged the government's determination to disburse price range to the tune of Rs 28 crore, claiming it used to be a dole to puja committees and had no public objective.


The plea also claimed that providing price range to puja committees is a contravention of the secular structure of the Constitution.


On September 10, Mamata Banerjee had declared that Rs 10,000 could be given to every of the 28,000 puja committees across the state -- three,000 in the town and 25,000 in the districts, costing the government an amount of Rs 28 crore.
SC to hear plea challenging West Bengal's decision to grant funds for Durga Puja celebrations SC to hear plea challenging West Bengal's decision to grant funds for Durga Puja celebrations Reviewed by kailash soni on October 11, 2018 Rating: 5
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