West Bengal polls: Jaya Bachchan to campaign against Babul Supriyo for TMC candidates

 West Bengal polls: Jaya Bachchan to campaign against Babul Supriyo for TMC candidates

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Days ago, Mamata Banerjee had written to leaders of opposition parties to united in a ‘struggle’ against BJP

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Actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan may campaign for TMC candidates in the West Bengal polls. According to a report, citing TMC sources, Bachchan is expected to campaign for TMC candidate from Tollygunge Arup Biswas against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Babul Supriyo.

According to the agency report, the Samajwadi Party MP is slated to visit the poll-bound state from April 5-8 and campaign for the TMC candidates. The move comes just days after TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to opposition party leaders to campaign against the BJP in the Assembly polls.

Banerjee called “for a united and effective struggle against the BJP’s attacks on democracy and Constitution” and suggested that a meeting should be held after the assembly polls to “deliberate the issues and chart out a plan of action”. She had also sent the letter to SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.

Banerjee’s appeal to other party leaders
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy, DMK leader MK Stalin, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, CPI (ML) leader Dipankar Bhattacharya, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti are other leaders, Mamata Banerjee had reached out to with the appeal.

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