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Bhabanipur: EC gives Notice to BJP’s Priyanka Tibrewal Over Violation of Covid-19 Norms

The notice comes after it was noticed that Covid-19 norms and the Model Code of Conduct were violated on September 13 when the leader had filed her nomination papers.

Kolkata: BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal speaks to the media after the announcement of her name as the party candidate for Bhabanipur Assembly constituency bypoll, at State BJP headquarters, in Kolkata, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: The returning officer for the Bhabanipur bye-poll on Wednesday sent a notice to BJP candidate Priyanka Tibrewal asking her why her permission to conduct further rallies in the constituency should not be denied.

The notice comes after it was noticed that Covid-19 norms and the Model Code of Conduct were violated on September 13 when the leader had filed her nomination papers.

Tibrewal had given time till 5 pm on Wednesday to furnish a reply to the Returning Officer.

She had filed her nomination papers on Monday at the Survey Building in Alipore.

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She was accompanied by the Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, BJP MP Arjun Singh, senior BJP leader Sishir Bajoria among other party members.

Prior to filing her nomination, she offered prayers at the Golbari temple in Bhabanipur.

“People of Bhabanipur have got a chance to repeat what happened in Nandigram a few months ago. This is a fight against injustice… This is a fight for justice, for the people of West Bengal. I would like to tell the voters of Bhabanipur that they’ve received a big opportunity, they should come forward and create history,” she had said after filing her nomination.

Bhabanipur will go to the polls on September 30.

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The election holds significance for the Trinamool Congress as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee needs to be elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly within six months of assuming office.

Banerjee fought the election from Nandigram in the assembly elections held in May but lost to Suvendhu Adhikari.

The CPI (M) has fielded Srijib Biswas for the polls while the Congress has chosen not to name any candidate.

The results of the by-poll will be announced on October 3.

(With inputs from ANI)

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