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Arpita Ghosh files nomination

Arpita Ghosh files nomination

BALURGHAT: Arpita Ghosh, sitting MP of the Balurghat Lok Sabha seat, filed her nomination papers for the same seat as Trinamool Congress candidate to the District Magistrate and District Election Officer Deepap Priya P at the Balurghat collectorate building on Thursday.

She was accompanied by state ministers Rajib Banerjee, Goutam Deb, Purnendu Basu and Bachchu Hansda. Apart from them, district Trinamool president Biplab Mitra and former PWD minister Shankar Chakraborty along with many other party leaders were also present.

The nomination filing will be continued till April 4. Balurghat will vote on April 23, in the third phase of the seven phase LS polls.

Before filing the nomination, Ghosh went to the ancient Balurghat Buri Kali temple to take her blessings, accompanied by around 5,000 party supporters raising slogans for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

After filing her nomination, Ghosh said she belongs to that political party which is committed to the welfare of common public. "I have already made a commitment that I would work hard for the common people if elected from this constituency again. Most of the people in the region will bless me in the elections, I am sure," she said.

Answering a question about the challenge of BJP for the Balurghat seat, Ghosh said: "BJP will not be a factor here. We have targeted 42 seats in Bengal. We are the soldiers of Mamata Banerjee who

has been working relent-

lessly for the common people since 2011. BJP only believes

in division between people while for us, people are our strength. Our party will be the decisive faction while forming the new government at

the Centre."

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