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West Bengal By Polls: BJP fields Priyanka Tibrewal vs Mamata Banwerjee in Bhabanipur

KOLKATA: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has confirmed that Priyanka Tibrewal shall contest against Trinamool supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee from the Bhabanipur (159) constituency.

Meanwhile, the Left Front has announced that CPI(M) leader Srijib Biswas will be its candidate for the by-poll to Bhabanipur assembly constituency.

On the other hand, the saffron party will float Milan Ghosh in Samserganj (56) and Sujit Das from Jangipur (58).

Mamata Banerjee, while addressing the TMC workers’ convention in Chetla on Wednesday, confirmed that she would file her nomination for the Bhabanipur assembly by-election on September 10.

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Firing a fresh salvo at the BJP-led central government, the West Bengal chief minister said earlier this week, “Only God knows the way polls were held in 2021. The Centre lied, still couldn’t beat me. There was a conspiracy behind an attack on me in Nandigram. Thousands of goons from outside came to mislead about Bengal.”

September 13 is the last date for filing nominations for the by-polls.

The by-poll for the Bhabanipur seat will be held on September 30 (Thursday), according to the schedule announced by the Election Commission. On the same date, by-elections would also be held in the Samserganj and Jangipur seats of West Bengal, as well as in the Pipli constituency of Odisha. The counting votes will take place on October 3.

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