CPI(M) fields Saira Shah Halim for Ballygunge bypoll

The Left Front today announced its candidates for the bypoll

The Left Front on Wednesday announced its candidates for the byelections in Ballygunge Assembly seat and Asansol Lok Sabha seat. Saira Shah Halim was named the candidate from Ballygunge, while Partha Mukherjee was named the candidate from Asansol.

Saira Shah Halim is daughter-in-law of former Speaker of West Bengal Legislative Assembly, Hasim Abdul Halim, while Partha Mukherjee is a senior party leader.

Trinamool Congress had earlier announced Babul Supriyo as its candidate from Ballygunge and Shatrughan Sinha as its Asansol candidate. Supriyo has joined Trinamool from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a few months ago. Bypolls will be held in these two seats on April 12 and counting will be on April 16.

The BJP is yet to announce its candidates from these two seats.

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