The CPI(M) on Wednesday announced that it will field Srijib Biswas against West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee ahead of the Bhabanipur bypoll. Besides, the party has also fielded Mohd Modasar Hossain from Samserganj assembly constituency, while Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader Jane Alam Mian will be the candidate from Jangipur.
Right after the EC had announced that it would conduct a bypoll in the Bhabanipur Assembly constituency, Opposition parties began training their guns at the commission.
Senior leader and Central committee member of the CPI (M) Sujan Chakraborty said, "Announcing the (by-election) date is welcome from the constitutional point of view. But why only Bhabanipur and two seats? Why not by-polls in other seats and elections in other seats?"
Chakraborty said while elections to different bodies were regularly held during the 34 years of the Left Front rule, elections to different municipalities were overdue for over two years.
Left Front Committee announces CPI(M)'s Srijib Biswas as their candidate for the upcoming bypolls at Bhabanipur assembly constituency in West Bengal.— ANI (@ANI) September 8, 2021
Meanwhile, the Congress yesterday clarified that it will not be fielding any candidate from the Bhabanipur constituency even after few names were given to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) to decide the Congress candidate.
Notably, before sending the names West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that he personally also doesn’t feel it will be good to pitch anyone against the TMC Supremo but a section of Congress leaders from South Kolkata objected to Adhir’s decision following which in a meeting the probable names were decided.
According to poll analysts in keeping with the 2024 Parliamentary election where the TMC and the Congress are uniting along with other anti BJP parties, the Congress High Command didn’t want to make a dent on it.
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