Mamata kicks off poll campaign through padayatra

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will contest the September 25 bypolls to enter the Assembly from Bhowanipore.

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who will contest the September 25 bypolls to enter the Assembly from Bhowanipore, on Saturday launched her campaign in the constituency.

With Rabindrasangeet playing, Banerjee walked in a procession with Trinamool Congress leaders like Union Minister of state for Shipping Mukul Roy, state PWD Minister and state party president Subrata Bakshi and government Chief Whip Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay.

The Bhowanipoe seat fell vacant after party MLA Bakshi resigned to make room for Banerjee to contest.

Banerjee, who took over reins of the state on May 20 after her party`s landslide victory in the Assembly Elections, had later resigned as Railway minister.

Banerjee`s main contender is Nandini Mukherjee whom the Left Front has pitted as a CPI(M) candidate. BJP has decided against fielding any candidate against
Banerjee.

PTI

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