The Election Commission finally announced the dates for the much-awaited by-elections in Bengal on Saturday.With this announcement of the Election Commission, the danger looming over the chair of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has also been averted in a way.The Election Commission of India, while announcing the dates for the by-elections to be held in Bengal, has said that by-elections will be held on September 30 for the Bhawanipur assembly seat in Kolkata.
By-elections will be held in seven seats in Bengal
Mamta Banerjee is going to contest from this seat.Along with Bhawanipur, Shamsherganj and Jangipur seats in Murshidabad district will also go to polls on the same day.The countingof votes will take place on October 3.Although by-elections are to be held in seven seats in Bengal, the commission has announced elections for only three seats at present.Here, with this announcement of the Election Commission, especially Mamata Banerjee and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) have breathed a sigh of relief.
In fact, due to the threat looming over Mamata Banerjee's chair due to the delay in the by-elections, TMC was repeatedly demanding an early by-election from the Election Commission.Significantly, the by-election is especially important for Mamata Banerjee.Mamata lost the Nandigram seat in a close contest to BJP's Suvendu Adhikari in the assembly elections held in March-April.In such a situation, it is necessary for Mamta to become a member of the Legislative Assembly before November 5 to remain the Chief Minister.That is why Mamta and her party were restless due to the by-election dates not being announced till now.
Category: India: Election