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mamata banerjee: BJP objects to Mamata Banerjee’s candidature for Bhabanipur bypoll | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: The BJP on Tuesday raised objections to the candidature of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for the meeting by-election from Bhabanipur constituency, alleging that she didn’t disclose pending instances in opposition to her.
The BJP has submitted a letter to the returning officer of Bhabanipur, elevating objections to the nomination filed by the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee for the by-election to the seat.
The bypoll is scheduled to happen on September 30 and counting of votes can be held on October 3.
The BJP has fielded Priyanka Tibrewal in opposition to Mamata Banerjee.
In a letter to the returning officer of Bhabanipur, Tibrewal’s chief election agent Sajal Ghosh mentioned: “I, Sajal Ghosh (chief election agent) of Priyanka Tibrewal (candidate of BJP) beg to object to the nomination/declaration filed by Mamata Banerjee (candidate), set up by the All India Trinamool Congress party for 159 Bhabanipur assembly constituency for the election to the legislative assembly of West Bengal on the ground that the candidate has failed to disclose in paragraph 5(ii) particulars of the following pending criminal proceedings against her.”
Ghosh cited 5 instances in opposition to Mamata Banerjee filed below numerous sections of IPC in numerous police stations comparable to in Geeta Nagar, Jagiroad, North Lakhimpur Sadar and Udharbond.
Copies of related information experiences have been annexed with the letter.
The letter has additionally cited two Supreme Court judgments on this regard. They embrace Public Interest Foundation versus Union of India and Resurgence India versus Election Commission of India and others.
Leader of opposition within the West Bengal meeting Suvendu Adhikari defeated Mamata Banerjee within the meeting election held earlier this 12 months. The bypoll in Bhabanipur has been necessitated as a result of Adhikari, a former confidante of Mamata Banerjee, defeated her in Nandigram within the meeting election held in March and April this 12 months.
Priyanka Tibrewal, whom the BJP has fielded in opposition to West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for the Bhabanipur by-election, is a lawyer for the submit-ballot violence instances within the state.



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