The Calcutta High Court on Thursday adjourned the election petition filed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee against BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari to November 2021 after Adhikari cited pendency of the transfer petition filed by him in relation to the same in Supreme Court..Advocate Jaydip Kar appearing for Adhikari, said that he has moved a plea before the Supreme Court seeking transfer of Banerjee's election petition out of West Bengal. He, therefore, prayed that the election petition be adjourned till the transfer petition is decided. Single-judge Justice Shampa Sarkar agreed and posted the case for further hearing on November 15, 2021. Banerjee had filed the election petition challenging Adhikari's election from Nandigram constituency in 2021 assembly elections.Adhikari, who was a close aide of Banerjee before he joined the BJP in 2020, had defeated Banerjee in a closely contested race in the 2021 elections. The margin of victory was 1,956 votes.Banerjee had then challenged the results by filing the present election petition..The matter was first listed before Justice Kausik Chanda, who ultimately recused after Banerjee had objected to him hearing the case, citing the judge's past association with the BJP.Justice Chanda was an active member of the BJP before he became a judge of the Calcutta High Court. He had also served as Additional Solicitor General for the BJP government before he was elevated to the Bench.Banerjee had, therefore, written to the Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal seeking reassignment of the case.This was after the case was listed once on June 18 before Justice Chanda when the issue was not raised before him.The letter to the Acting CJ did not meet with any response, after which the Chief Minister filed an application on the judicial side before Justice Chanda seeking his recusal.Justice Chanda had eventually recused from the case after which it came to be assigned to Justice Sarkar.