1 min read.Updated: 05 Sep 2021, 07:18 PM ISTLivemint, Edited By Sneha
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Trinamool Congress president and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will contest the upcoming bypoll from the Bhabanipur assembly seat, reported news agency ANI on Sunday.
CM Banerjee had moved out of her traditional Bhabanipur seat to fight in Nandigram during the assembly polls earlier this year but lost to his former close aide Suvendhu Adhikari who contested on a BJP ticket.
Chattopadhyay had defeated BJP's actor-politician Rudranil Ghosh by around 28,000 votes from Bhabanipur.
The notification for the Bhabanipur bypoll will be issued on 6 September, beginning the nomination process. 13 September is the last date of filing nominations, while scrutiny of papers will take place on 14 September. 16 September is the last date to withdraw from the electoral battle.
According to an Election Commission statement, the West Bengal chief secretary had urged that in view of administrative exigencies and public interest and to avoid a vacuum in the state, by-elections for Bhabanipur, from where CM Mamata Banerjee intends to contest elections, may be conducted.
She has to become a member of the state legislature by 5 November.