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Infighting in BJP over tickets to contest Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls

08:49 PM Dec 01, 2021 | Aritra Singha

Kolkata: Infighting within the BJP remained unabated after BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly cried foul against party leadership and left a virtual meeting called for finalizing strategy for upcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) polls.

Supporting Gaurav Biswas, husband of deceased BJP coordinator Teesta Biswas of ward 86, Roopa slammed the BJP leadership for not giving him ticket to contest Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) polls and also denied to take part in poll strategy meeting.

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Soon after leaving the virtual meeting, the BJP Rajya Sabha MP took to Facebook and stated that she doubt that whether Teesta died in ‘accident’ or ‘was it a murder?’.

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Notably, Gaurav on Wednesday had filed a nomination for the KMC polls as an individual candidate after being denied ticket.

“Both my wife and I have given everything to the BJP. My wife had worked hard for the development of the ward but despite hard work I was denied a ticket,” stated Gaurav.

However, TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee slammed the saffron camp and claimed that soon the BJP will be ‘wiped out’ of Bengal.

Meanwhile, infighting was also seen amongst TMC leaders over tickets for contesting the KMC polls. Tanima Chatterjee, sister of deceased TMC minister Subrata Mukherjee was given ticket to contest the KMC polls and the same day the ticket was withdrawn and was given to sitting coordinator Sudarshana Mukherjee.

Filing nomination as an individual candidate, Tanima said that she doesn’t know why the ticket was taken back from her.

According to TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee, too many members of Subrata’s family demanded tickets for which the ticket was withdrawn and was given to Sudarshana.

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