Trinamool Congress nominated candidate Sushmita Dev is more likely to get elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha within the absence of a BJP nominated candidate.
“We are battle ready for Tripura. I have filed my nomination today. Last date of withdrawal is September 27 and that is the last date. BJP has not given a candidate. I will get the certificate on that date and it will strengthen our stand in Tripura. Our target is Tripura polls in 2023,” Sushmita Dev mentioned.
Sushmita Dev, a former Congress chief, who not too long ago joined Trinamool Congress, filed her nomination on Monday within the presence of Trinamool secretary normal Partha Chatterjee and different Trinamool MLAs. The final date for filling the nomination is September 22 whereas the Rajya Sabha by-poll is slated on October 4.
“Sushmita Dev has submitted nomination today at Bengal Assembly,” Trinamool secretary normal Partha Chatterjee mentioned, including that “BJP has lost its foothold and is scared to field any candidate in Rajya Sabha.”
Announcing BJP’s determination to not contest in Rajya Sabha. Leader of Opposition (LoP) Suvendu Adhikari, on Monday, taking to twitter, mentioned, “The BJP will not nominate any candidate for Rajyasabha bypoll due in West Bengal. Outcome is predetermined. Our focus is to make sure the unelected CM is unelected once again.”
Reacting to Suvendu’s touch upon Mamata Banerjee remaining “unelected”, Chatterjee, exuding confidence that Mamata Banerjee will victory with a historic margin from Bhabanipur, mentioned Mamata Banerjee will beat all her earlier margins within the by-poll.
Whether Sushmita Dev is more likely to get elected to Rajya Sabha unopposed and uncontested will likely be understood on September 27, the final day of submitting nomination, Trinamool sources mentioned.
On September 14, Sushmita Dev, who’s working arduous to increase and strengthen the Trinamool Congress get together’s organizational base in Tripura, was nominated for the Rajya Sabha by Mamata Banerjee.
Veteran former Congressman and Trinamool chief Manas Bhuniya has defected to the Trinamool Congress a number of years again and he was nominated to the Rajya Sabha. He resigned from the Rajya Sabha seat after getting elected as MLA in 2021 meeting polls from Sabang seat. Following which the Rajya Sabha seat was vacated.
Recently, one other Trinamool nominated candidate and former IAS officer Jawhar Sircar received uncontested from Trinamool Congress as BJP didn’t subject any candidate.