KOLKATA: Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate for Bhowanipore Assembly constituency Nandini Mukhopadhyay, who will face West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the by-election scheduled this month, filed her nomination papers here on Monday.
“Nothing is for certain in any election. We have fought elections where we have seen unexpected results. I hope I win this contest,” Dr. Mukhopadhyay told journalists after filing her nomination.
Bhowanipore is one of the seven Assembly segments of the Kolkata Dakshin Parliamentary constituency — a seat Ms. Banerjee has represented since 1991.
Dr. Mukhopadhyay said she would focus on the successes of the 34 years of the Left Front Government in West Bengal while campaigning in these elections, as well as the shortcomings that have been seen in the policies of Ms. Banerjee's government during its three months in power.
Dr. Mukhopadhyay is a professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Jadavpur University and an active member of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO) and the Forum of Scientists, Engineers and Technologists (FOSET).
The by-poll is scheduled to be held on September 25.