A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to be issued to the Central government to impose President's rule under Article 356 of the Constitution in the State of West Bengal in the wake of post poll violence in the State. .The plea by Advocate Ghanshyam Upadhyay also sought constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the killing of sixteen BJP supporters/ sympathisers. The petitioner further urged the Court to direct the Governor to submit a report to the Supreme Court regarding the law and order situation in West Bengal and to "hold and declare that there is no rule of law in the State and there is complete failure of constitutional machinery in the State."."From the evidence which have so far surfaced and are in public domain by virtue of reporting in newspapers/news channels, it is discernible that perpetrators of the crime of massacre killings of 16 BJP workers/supporters/sympathizers, are none other than the goons of TMC and such killings have taken place at the instance and behest people in power including Respondent no. 3 (Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee)," the petition said. .The petition maintains that there is abdication of governmental powers by the state which is ruled by the Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress in the matter of protecting the lives, liberties and properties of the people of the state and more particularly, "those who have voted rival party viz. BJP in the 2021 elections." .The growing tendency by certain political parties to impose party dictatorship and suppress the people of rival political parties after coming to power needs to be nipped in the bud at the earliest to save the country from becoming Taliban, the petition said. ."This Hon’ble Court may be pleased to direct the Respondent No.4 (Central government) to perform its duty and function as enshrined under Article 355 of the Constitution of India and advise the President to issue a Proclamation for the Respondent No.1 under Article 356 (1) of the Constitution of India," the petitioner prayed.