Alo Rani Sarkar has dual citizenship and her name appeared on Bangladesh's electoral list, so the court has asked the EC to deport the TMC MLA.
Pursuing the documents, the Calcutta High Court dismissed the petition filed by Sarkar regarding the Bangaon Dakshin Assembly result of 2021 on May 20, 2022. The Court said that "the petitioner admitted that she acquired citizenship in Bangladesh mistakenly. However, the name of the petitioner still exists in the Electoral Roll of Bangladesh. I am in agreement with the learned advocate for the respondent that the principle of 'Dual Citizenship' is not applicable in India. Therefore, the petitioner cannot claim to be a citizen of India when her name appeared in the Electoral Roll of Bangladesh."
According to Citizenship Act 1955 Section (9), any Indian citizen who acquires citizenship of another country through naturalization and registration ceases to be an Indian citizen. As a result, the Indian constitution prohibits a person from holding both Indian and foreign citizenship at the same time. Further, the Court ordered the Election Commission of India to take appropriate steps regarding Sarkar's position in India. The High Court Registrar General was asked to send the order copy to the Election Commission, Live Law reported. According to the Hindustan Times report, the TMC leader said, “I'm not satisfied with the decision of the single bench. I will approach the division bench of the Court."
The court directed the Election Commission to take action on Sarkar's citizenship status in India and dismissed her petition because she cannot run in elections in India as dual citizenship is not permitted. As a result, we consider this claim to be true.