BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal files nomination for Bhabanipur bypoll

She is up against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Bhabanipur, which will go to the polls on September 30.

The BJP’s candidate Priyanka Tibrewal on Monday filed her nomination for the Assembly bypoll in Bhabanipur where she is up against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress candidate.

Bhabanipur will go to the polls on September 30 and the results will be declared on October 3. The CPI(M) has fielded lawyer Srijib Biswas from the seat, while Congress has refrained from taking part in the by-election.

Ms. Tibrewal, also a lawyer, filed her nomination at the Survey Building in Alipore.

She was accompanied by Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari and BJP MP Arjun Singh, among other senior party leaders.

The TMC’s Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, who won the election from Bhabanipur resigned, prompting the Election Commission to declare a by-election so that Ms. Banerjee could fight it, having lost the election to Mr. Adhikari from Nandigram.

Ms. Banerjee has to get elected by November 5 to retain the Chief Minister’s post.

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