The election petition filed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee challenging the election of BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram constituency in the 2021 assembly elections, will be heard by Calcutta High Court on Thursday next week. .The matter was listed for mentioning before Justice Kausik Chanda on Friday when counsel for Banerjee, Soumendra Nath Mukherjee requested that the matter be kept for directions next week. .The counsel said that once the matter is listed for mentioning today and it may be kept for directions next week after it is admitted. The Court accepted the request. "Let the matter be listed next Thursday. In the meantime, the Registrar shall file a report before this Court as to whether the petition has been filed in conformity with the Representation of People Act," the Court directed. .Adhikari, who was a close aide of Banerjee before he joined BJP in 2020, had defeated Banerjee in a closely contested race for Nandigram. The margin of victory was 1,956 votes.Banerjee had, immediately after the elections, raised allegations of foul play in Adhikari's victory.