Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday filed her nomination papers for the Bhawanipur by-election.Mamta had reached Alipore Survey Building to file her nomination papers.Here he filed his form.During this, other senior leaders including the minister and Trinamool Congress General Secretary Partha Chatterjee were present along with Mamta.Mamata Banerjee had won from Bhawanipur seat in 2011 and 2016.But in 2021 she contested assembly elections from Nandigram seat instead of Bhawanipur where Suvendu lost to Adhikari.Now to remain CM, it is necessary for him to be elected as MLA.That is why Mamta is contesting the by-election from her traditional seat in Bhawanipur.
By-polls to Bengal's Bhawanipur assembly seat will be held on September 30.BJP has fielded Priyanka Tibrewal as its candidate from this seat.On the other hand, Congress will not field a candidate from this seat.On the other hand, Left Front has fielded CPI(M) leader Shreejib Biswas from the Bhawanipur assembly seat.Along with Bhawanipur, elections will also be held for Shamsherganj and Jangipur seats in Bengal on 30 September.The countingof votes will take place on October 3.
Be informed that the by-election on the Bhawanipur seat in Bengal is going to be interesting.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to field lawyer Priyanka Tibrewal against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on this seat.The BJP on Friday officially announced Priyanka's name as its candidate from the Bhawanipur seat.By the way, his name was already being discussed.Priyanka is fighting the case of Bengal violence victims.By fielding Priyanka against Mamta, the BJP has given a clear indication that it is going to give a tough fight to the Chief Minister.At the same time, the BJP has made a big bet against the woman by fielding a woman candidate only.
Apart from Bhawanipur, BJP has also announced the name of the candidate for the elections to be held on two more assembly seats, Jangipur and Shamsherganj assembly seats.The party has fielded Sujit Das from Jangipur while Milan Ghosh from Shamsherganj.By the way, the name of the candidate has been announced for these two seats only because the nomination has already been done.Significantly, during the assembly elections held in March-April, the election was postponed due to the death of one candidate each due to Covid-19 in these two seats.
Here, Leader of Opposition in Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari said that the people of Bhawanipur are with the BJP.BJP defeated him in Nandigram, the party will defeat him in this seat also.In the assembly elections held earlier this year, Mamata had contested from Nandigram instead of Bhawanipur where Suvendu defeated her in a close contest.To remain the Chief Minister, it is necessary for Mamata to win the by-election.At the same time, the BJP has also gathered with full force to slam Mamta in Bhawanipur.Elections to all the three assembly seats in Bengal, including Bhawanipur, are to be held on September 30.
Priyanka has been constantly besieging Mamta government in court in the post-poll violence case
In fact, Priyanka Tibrewal, who has been nominated by the BJP against Mamta from Bhawanipur, may be less popular at the national level, but she is a well-known name as a lawyer in Bengal.In the case of post-poll violence in the state, she has been continuously besieging the Mamta government in court.A lawyer by profession, Tibrewal has been a legal advisor to BJP MP Babul Supriyo.It was only after Babul's advice that she joined the BJP in August 2014.
By the way, sources say that Priyanka was not the first choice of BJP from Bhawanipur.The party wanted to launch a big face so that this election can be given color like Nandigram, but all the big leaders refused to go against Mamta. The party also contacted veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty, who joined the BJP before the assembly elections. But he refused to contest the election.Although Suvendu Adhikari, who defeated Mamta in Nandigram, wanted to fight from Bhawanipur as well, he was not allowed to do so.
Priyanka has lost the assembly elections by a huge margin
Although Priyanka Tibrewal was fielded by BJP in the assembly elections from the Intli seat in Kolkata, she was defeated by Trinamool's Swaran Kamal by a huge margin of 58,257 votes.Priyanka was nominated by the BJP in the 2015 Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections from ward number 58, but she had to face defeat in the councilor's election as well.In August 2020, the BJP made Priyanka the state vice-president of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.She is a graduate of Delhi University and is actively supporting the party in cases of post-poll violence.
Fight against Mamta is not easy
Here, according to political experts, the fight against Mamta in Bhawanipur is not easy.This is his home area as well as the traditional seat.Earlier, Mamta had won elections from Bhawanipur in 2011 and 2016 by a huge margin.Earlier, Congress has decided not to field any candidate against Mamata.At the same time, in the 2021 assembly elections, TMC's Shobhandev Chattopadhyay defeated BJP's candidate and actor Rudranil Ghosh by a margin of 28,000 votes in Bhawanipur seat.
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