Mamata Banerjee said allegations made by the BJP that she does not allow holding of Durga Puja or Laxmi puja in West Bengal were not true.
The state has witnessed several switch overs to TMC from BJP since the April-May state poll in which it stormed back to power under Banerjee.
Banerjee on Wednesday said that outsiders are coming for campaigning for the bypolls like daily passengers as they did before the state assembly polls.
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.
The tone and tenor of Mamata’s appeal are said to be a reflection of his desperation to win the by-election.
The TMC has nominated Sushmita Dev for the by-poll which was necessitated after party leader Manas Bhunia vacated the RS seat after winning the recent Assembly elections.
The former Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change had on Saturday formally joined TMC had quit the BJP following the recent Union Cabinet reshuffle.
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"I will like to see a popular face as the Prime Ministerial candidate in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and Mamata Banerjee is one of them,’’ he said.
Mamata on Wednesday visited a Gurudwara in Bhowanipore in a bid to secure the support of Sikh voters, and on Thursday, she interacted with Gujrati electorates in the constituency.
Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress supremo, is contesting from Bhowanipore where by-election will be held on September 30.
The case pertains to fatal attack on Debabrata Maity by unidentified people in Nandigram on May 3. Maity succumbed to injuries 10 days later while undergoing treatment, officials said.
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Banerjee, who is contesting the September 30 by-poll to retain her post, paid a sudden visit to a Gurudwara in the area and interacted with the locals.
The poll panel’s move came after the Trinamool Congress alleged that Priyanka violated the MCC and Covid-related restrictions by gathering a mob of not less than 500 without any permission.
The BJP claimed that the TMC is not allowing the opposition to hold political programmes citing COVID-related restrictions in West Bengal but seeks to conduct a rally in Tripura.