(From Left) Baisakhi Banerjee, Sovan Chatterjee, and Ratna Chatterjee in file photographs.
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Kolkata: Mayor of Kolkata Sovan Chatterjee and girlfriend Baisakhi Banerjee today appeared in the Alipore Court in the city in connection with the Mayor’s divorce suit against wife Ratna Chatterjee.

The two spent about an hour in the courtroom and then left the court in the same car without interacting with the media. This is for the first time that the Mayor brought his girlfriend along in the course of the divorce suit hearing that is on since earlier this year.

This comes on a day Ratna Chatterjee urged the court for a monthly alimony of Rs 1.5-lakh from the Mayor as a precondition for accepting the divorce. Ratna has also demanded that the Mayor must not deprive their daughter Suhana Chatterjee of her rights and his paternal identity.

The Kolkata Mayor had filed the divorce suit in November last year accusing his wife of domestic violence and misappropriation of his money.