Bhabanipur bypoll: BJP likely to field Priyanka Tibrewal against Mamata

"It is not a matter of concern for TMC," says TMC's Tapas Roy reacting to the development.

The suspense seems to come to an end on who will give a neck-to-neck fight to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from the Bhabanipur seat as the Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to announce the name of advocate Priyanka Tibrewal for the high-voltage contest.

 

Tibrewal said, “The party has consulted me and asked my opinion on whether I would like to contest from Bhabanipur or not. There are many names and I am not yet aware of who will be the candidate. I would like to thank my senior party leaders for supporting me all these years."

 

“If my party fields me from Bhabanipur against Mamata Banerjee, I will give my best and I am hopeful that people will support me in this battle of justice vs injustice… I am sure people will vote against the misrule of ruling TMC. This is our fight against the post-poll violence and suffering of the people in Bengal," she said.

 

Priyanka, who was the legal adviser of Babul Supriyo, joined the saffron party in August 2014 on the singer-turned-politician's suggestion and is said to be inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

 

In 2015, she contested the Kolkata Municipal Council elections from ward number 58 (Entally) as a BJP candidate but lost to TMC’s Swapan Sammadar.

 

Reacting to the development, Tapas Roy, deputy chief whip of TMC in the state assembly, said: “It is not a matter of concern for TMC. All I can say is that the BJP candidate will lose his or her security deposits as our leader Mamata Banerjee will emerge as winner with a record margin."

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