The Calcutta High Court, on Wednesday, issued notice to BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari in the election petition filed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee challenging Adhikari's election from Nandigram constituency in the 2021 assembly elections..Single-judge Justice Shampa Sarkar also directed that all documents, election papers, devices, video recordings etc connected with the election under challenge should be preserved by the concerned authority during the pendency of the case. The Court after perusing the report of the Registrar (Original side) dated May 21, 2021 noted that there are no defects in the petition. "As per the office report, the election petition does not suffer from any defect as provided in Section 86(1) of the Representation of People Act, 1951. Let notice be issued in terms of Rule 24 of the Election Petition Rules framed by this Court. The matter is made returnable on August 12, 2021," the Court ordered. Senior Advocate Soumendra Nath Mookherjee, appearing for Banerjee, explained the timeline regarding involved in the filing of the case to contend that the procedural requirements for filing an election petition have been complied with. .He also pointed out that the petitioner herself was present in court when the matter came up for hearing on June 24 before Justice Kausik Chanda who had first heard the case. "There has been a valid presentation. If Your Lordships wants, petitioner can come present herself again," he said. "Was she not present on June 24," the Court asked. "Yes," replied Mookherjee. The Bench then went on to observe that the procedural requirements have been complied with before issuing notice. .The election petition was earlier listed before Justice Chanda who had recused from the matter after Banerjee raised objection to him hearing the case citing his close connection with BJP when he was a lawyer.