Kolkata: As the West Bengal Assembly bypolls draw near, the Bharatiya Janata Party has chosen to field advocate Priyanka Tibrewal against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from the Bhabanipur constituency.
Priyanka said that Bhabanipur is her home seat as she was born in the area. “I have been facing a high voltage fight for the last four months in the post-poll violence case. I am not worried that I lost the Entally seat but I am more concerned in bringing justice to people. I am here to work for people,” she said..
BJP IT cell head Amit Malviya said that the Bhabanipur bypoll was not to elect an MLA but to save Bengal. "Bhabanipore by-poll is not a contest to elect an MLA but to save Bengal from the tyranny of an unelected CM, who has presided over the worst post poll violence in independent India, allowed lumpen elements in her party to murder and rape fellow Bengalis. Pishi must be defeated,” read a tweet by the politician.
Priyanka is a young lawyer in Calcutta High Court and is one of the lead petitioners of post-poll violence in West Bengal in which the High Court had instructed a CBI probe. Priyanka joined BJP in 2014 and in 2020 she became the vice-president of West Bengal BJP youth wing. In 2021 she contested from Entally constituency but was defeated by TMC’s Sawrna Kamal Saha.
Before entering politics, Priyanka used to work in social organizations that aim in reforming educational facilities across West Bengal.
Meanwhile, BJP has also announced a list of star campaigners including party chief Dilip Ghosh, Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, Locket Chatterjee, Smriti Irani, Babul Supriyo among others.
BJP has fielded Milan Ghosh in Samserganj and Sujit Das in Jangipur constituencies that will also go for poll on September 30 along with Bhabanipur.