The Punjabi-Bengali connection certain works wonders in relation to friendship and love, however can it work in politics as effectively? As the Bhabanipur bye-elections method, each the TMC and the BJP have thronged the constituency’s gurudwara to woo the Sikh voters within the space.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, who’s on a two-day go to to Kolkata to marketing campaign for Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bhabanipur candidate Priyanka Tibrewal, paid obeisance at Gurudwara Sant Kutiya Ji on Wednesday. He has additionally performed door-to-door campaigns in help of Tibrewal.
“It feels good to be in Bhabanipur constituency. I started my day by seeking blessings at Gurudwara Sant Kutiya Ji early in the morning today. I also had several door-to-door campaigns after my Gurudwara visit. Voters have an understanding of the real issues in this constituency,” he mentioned.
On the opposite hand, West Bengal Chief Minister and Bhabanipur’s TMC Candidate, Mamata Banerjee, additionally reached out to the Sikh group final week. She, too, visited Gurudwara Sant Kutiya Ji to hunt blessings forward of the bye-elections. She was seen protecting her head with a white scarf throughout her gurudwara go to and later interacted with the locals within the space.
Speaking to the media exterior the Gurudwara, Mamata mentioned, “I am here to take blessings from you all. I have been here several times to seek blessings and whenever I have free time, I try to visit the gurudwara.”
Bhabanipur space, also referred to as ‘Mini Bharat’, has round two lakh voters and is a metropolitan meeting constituency. The space has sizable quantity of Sikh voters residing alongside the Bengalis. The constituency is an important one as it is usually Mamata Banerjee’s dwelling turf and has all the time obtained the help of non-Bengali voters prior to now.
Bye-election in Bhabanipur is slated to be performed on September 30 and counting of votes might be achieved on October 3. The seat fell vacant after MLA Sobhandev Chattopadhyay resigned from his submit, paving means for Mamata Banerjee to contest and safe her chair of chief minister within the state.