Priyanka Tibrewal of BJP to file nomination for Bhabanipur bypolls tomorrow

Published on Sep 12, 2021 01:20 PM IST
Tibrewal shot to prominence after she moved the court seeking an inquiry into the alleged post-poll violence in Bengal.
BJP has pitted lawyer-turned-politician Priyanka Tibrewal against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for the bypolls at the Bhabanipur assembly constituency in Kolkata.(PTI)
BJP has pitted lawyer-turned-politician Priyanka Tibrewal against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for the bypolls at the Bhabanipur assembly constituency in Kolkata.(PTI)
By, New Delhi

Lawyer-turned-politician Priyanka Tibrewal will file her nomination for the bypolls at Bhabanipur assembly constituency in Kolkata on Monday after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pitted her against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. 

A vice-president of the BJP's youth wing in West Bengal, Tibrewal shot to prominence after she moved the court seeking an inquiry into the alleged post-poll violence in Bengal. 

"The people of West Bengal have the right to live. This right is being taken away from them by the Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee. I am fighting for the people of Bengal," Tiberwal was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

The young leader launched her campaign along with Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh by painting the party symbol on a wall in Bhabanipur region.

The bypoll in Bhabanipur assembly constituency, which will take place on September 30, was neccessiated after Trinamool Congress leader Sovandeb Chattopadhyay vacated it recently so that Mamata Banerjee, who became the chief minister despite not winning any seat in the latest assembly election, could contest. 

Banerjee lost to her former aide Suvendu Adhikari by a thin margin of 1,956 votes from Nandigram constituency.

However, as per the law, Mamata has to win on any seat in the state to have the chance of becoming a member of the state assembly, or the chief minister's post, before November 5.

However, as per the law, Mamata has to win on any seat in the state to have the chance of becoming a member of the state assembly, or the chief minister's post, before November 5.

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