A judge's past association with a political party is not a ground for recusal; Then why did Justice Kausik Chanda recuse?

Read to know why Justice Chanda recused from hearing the election petition filed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee against BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari.
A judge's past association with a political party is not a ground for recusal; Then why did Justice Kausik Chanda recuse?
Justice Kausik Chanda, Voting

The past association of a judge with a political party by itself cannot form apprehension of bias and cannot be a ground to seek his recusal from hearing cases involving that political party or its leaders, Justice Kausik Chanda emphasised in his judgment on Wednesday.

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