West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday named Shatrughan Sinha as TMC’s candidate for bypoll to Asansol parliamentary seat, and Babul Supiyo as nominee for Ballygunge meeting byelection.
“Pleased to announce on behalf of the All India Trinamool Congress that Sri Shatrughan Sinha, former Union Minister and famed actor, can be our candidate in Lok Sabha by-election from Asansol,” the TMC chief tweeted.
“Sri Babul Supriyo, former union minister and famous singer, can be our candidate in Vidhansabha by-election from Ballygunge. Jai Hind, Jai Bangla, Jai Ma- Mati- Manush!” she wrote.
The Asansol Lok Sabha seat fell vacant after Mr Supriyo, a two-time BJP MP, stop the saffron occasion final yr and joined the TMC.
The Ballygunge meeting seat fell vacant following the demise of state minister Subrata Mukherjee.