West Bengal Bypolls: Politics is heating up in Bengal regarding the assembly by-elections. The ruling Trinamool Congress in the state believes that the bypolls are getting delayed. There are currently seven vacant assembly seats in Bengal. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had to face defeat at the hands of BJP’s Shubhendu Adhikari in the assembly elections. Therefore, according to the Constitution, he has to become a member of the Legislative Assembly within six months of becoming the Chief Minister. In such a situation, it is necessary to have a by-election to the Bengal Legislative Assembly because there is no Legislative Council in the state. At present, there are seven such seats in the state which are vacant and by-elections are to be held. Mamata Banerjee is expected to contest from Bhawanipur assembly constituency.
Sources in the Trinamool Congress say that more than two months have passed since Mamata Banerjee took over as the Chief Minister, but till now no steps have been taken in the direction of holding the bypolls. They allege that this is being done deliberately so that Mamata Banerjee can be prevented from reaching the assembly.
A delegation of Trinamool Congress will meet the Election Commission on July 15 on this issue. A 6-member delegation of the party under the leadership of senior party leader and MP Sudip Bandopadhyay will meet the commission. The delegation will give a memorandum to the commission demanding by-elections to these seven seats at the earliest.
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