Contesting from Bhabanipur is my destiny, BJP bringing in outsiders to create disturbances: Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee said contesting from Bhabanipur is her destiny and slammed BJP for bringing in outsiders to West Bengal.
Earlier on Saturday, the BJP candidate took a dig at Mamata Banerjee and said that the people of the state have the right to live but this right is being taken away by Banerjee and her party.
Tibrewal had joined BJP few years back and unsuccessfully contested from the Entally seat in last assembly polls.
TMC leaders Jakir Hossain and Amirul Islam will be the party's candidates for Jangipur and Samserganj seats respectively.
Trinamool Congress Minister Firhad Hakim and MLA Madan Mitra took to the streets to paint the walls in support of their party leader.
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Slogans such as "Bhabanipur Nijer Ghorer Meyekei chai" (Bhabanipur wants her own daughter) were seen on the walls of buildings of the constituency.
The announcement has ended speculations on whether the TMC chief would be able to participate in the electoral process to continue as the CM.
Polling for three "deferred adjourned" elections -- in two assembly seats of West Bengal and one of Odisha -- will also be held on September 30.
The visit also comes at a time when the party has seen a lot of its leaders joining the TMC. Two BJP MLAs returned to the TMC’s this week alone.
On July 15, the Trinamool Congress had urged the Election Commission to conduct by-elections to fill seven casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of West Bengal.
Bypolls are due in the seven assembly constituencies of West Bengal -- Jangipur, Samshergunj, Khardha, Bhabanipur, Dinahata, Shantipur and Goshaba.
Mukul Roy on August 6 had said in a press conference at Krishnanagar in Nadia district that the BJP will win the by-poll in Bengal.
The TMC is keen on the bypolls as party supremo Mamata Banerjee, who lost the assembly election from Nandigram, will have to get elected within six months to continue as the chief minister.
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TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee needs to get elected to the assembly by November 4 to continue as the chief minister.