#Kolkata: Adhir Chowdhury, the president of the provincial Congress, said that they were not fielding a candidate against Mamata Banerjee in Bhabanipur even though they had promised to field a candidate once. However, the CPM had earlier said that it would field a candidate against the Chief Minister Finally, the CPIM announced its candidates in the Bhabanipur by-election on Wednesday and in the Jangipur and Samserganj polls. It was seen that the CPM sent Shrijeeb Biswas to fight against Mamata Banerjee in Bhabanipur. CPIM candidate Sreejib Alipore is said to be a court lawyer.
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However, he is said to be contesting only as a CPIM candidate, not a united front. That is the news from CPM sources. On the other hand, the Congress has also informed that they will not campaign in Bhabanipur. Although it was decided at a meeting of the Left Front on Tuesday, the CPM-E will fight in Bhabanipur as a united front if the Congress does not field a candidate. The CPM finalized the names of the candidates on Wednesday after the Congress announced its decision on the night.
The CPIM state secretariat meeting was held on Wednesday morning. It is learned that the name of the candidate has been finalized in this meeting. Apart from Bhabanipur, the Left candidate in Jangipur is RSP candidate Jane Alam Miah and the CPIM candidate in Samserganj is Md. Modassar Hossain. According to CPM sources, besides Sreejib, the names of DYFI leaders Kaltan Dasgupta, Meenakshi Mukherjee and Nandini Mukherjee also came up for the Bhabanipur center. But the Left Front leadership chose Sreejib to fight against Mamata.
Incidentally, since the Congress fought in the Assembly elections as a united front at the Bhabanipur Center, the Left also gave the Congress a chance in the by-elections. But at first he promised to field a candidate but later the Congress withdrew from that decision. Then the leftists decided to field their own candidates. Provincial Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said the Congress high command had decided not to contest in Bhabanipur. He was adamant that the decision of the Congress was not to benefit the BJP by fielding a candidate against Mamata Banerjee. The provincial Congress president has even said that the Congress will not be campaigning for a united front against the chief minister. Then the leftists announced the names of their candidates.