Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated that the COVID-19 situation in the state is now completely under control. She demanded that the Election Commission now announce the bypolls. She said, “People have the right to vote and elect their own representative to the State Assembly”.The Chief Minister of West Bengal said, “The situation of COVID-19 in West Bengal is completely under control. People have the right to vote and elect their representative to the Legislative Assembly. The Election Commission should announce by-polls as we should not curtail the democratic rights of the people.”
COVID situation in West Bengal is totally under control. People have the right to cast their votes & to be elected to the Assembly. Election Commission must announce the by-elections as we should not curtail the democratic rights of people: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee pic.twitter.com/IpLo2KPqtX
— ANI (@ANI) August 23, 2021
Mamata Banerjee had lost the assembly elections to BJP candidate Shubhendu Adhikari. Trinamool Congress leader Shobhan Dev had then resigned as MLA, paving the way for assembly by-elections for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He had become a part of Legislative Assembly after winning the assembly seat from Bhawanipur.This assembly seat has been the traditional seat of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. But when CM Mamata Banerjee decided to compete for the Nandigram assembly election seat against Shubhendu Adhikari, Shobhan Dev stood up as the TMC candidate from here.TMC to attend all party meeting on August 26:Mamata Banerjee also said that the TMC will attend the External Affairs Ministry briefing on the current situation in Afghanistan on August 26. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will brief leaders of various parties in Parliament on August 26 about the developments in Afghanistan. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said the meeting will be held at 11 am at Parliament House Annexe.Prahlad Joshi tweeted, “Leaders of various parties in Parliament will be briefed about the current situation in Afghanistan by External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on 26th August, 11 AM at Main Committee Room, PHA, New Delhi. Invitations are being sent via email. All concerned are requested to be present.