West Bengal Bypoll LIVE Updates: The bypoll in West Bengal’s Bhabanipur assembly constituency on Thursday is being keenly watched as state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is not an MLA is contesting from this seat. Bhabanipur bypoll has become a prestige battle for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is presently not an MLA.
The Bhabanipur Assembly seat was vacated by the West Bengal Agriculture Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay in May, making way for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to contest from Bhabanipur seat as a move to continue to hold her post.
Bharatiya Janata Party fielded 41-year-old Priyanka Tibrewal against the TMC supremo. On the other hand, CPI(M) has fielded Srijib Biswas, also a lawyer by profession in the Bhabanipur constituency. Besides Bhabanipur, polling will be held in Jangipur and Samserganj Assembly constituencies. The polling will begin at 7 am today. The counting of votes will take place on October 3.
07:00 am: We’re hoping for fair elections. Security deployment is very important. I will visit polling booths in the area today. The state government is in fear right now, said Priyanka Tibrewal, BJP candidate for Bhabanipur by-poll