“No class” versus “classless society”: Saira Shah Halim’s response to Babul Supriyo

Supriyo beat Halim in the Ballygunge bypoll, announced on Saturday.

Saira Shah Halim – the CPI(M) candidate from Ballygunge Assembly constituency – who finished second in the bypolls held last week, has responded to Trinamool Congress’ winning candidate Babul Supriyo’s remark on “no class”.

On winning the bypolls from Ballygunge on Saturday, Supriyo took to Twitter to attack Halim to say: “Even after a filthy deplorable campaign full of lies & deceit @CPIM_WESTBENGAL & Saira Shah Halim shows no class, forget shame. She is taking the same gutter language even after people threw them away in favour of @AITCofficial. BTW, her party remains a BIG ZERO in Assembly.”

To this, the CPI(M)’s Saira Shah Halim responded by tweeting: “We believe in a classless society, where rich and poor will not be differentiated by the wealth and property they own. Anyone who judges me as having ‘no class’, knows what he is fighting against.”

Supriyo, a former Union minister, quit the BJP and joined Trinamool Congress last year. He won the Ballygunge bypoll by a margin of 20,228 votes. Halim finished second and the BJP’s Keya Ghosh was third.

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