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TMC earns maiden Asansol win courtesy Shatrughan Sinha, BJP turncoat Babul Supriyo survives CPI-M threat in Ballygunge

Kolkata/IBNS: For the first time in 24 years since its inception, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), spearheaded by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Saturday managed to win the Asansol Lok Sabha seat with veteran Bollywood actor Shatrughan Sinha as its candidate.

Bengal: Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah support CPI-M's Saira Shah Halim who is fighting Babul Supriyo in Ballygunge

Kolkata/IBNS: Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah has come out in support of her niece and CPI-M candidate from West Bengal's Ballygunge constituency, Saira Shah Halim, who is taking on turncoat Babul Supriyo fielded by the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).

Talk about people's issues, not the Hindu-Muslim discourse: Left's Ballygunge bypoll candidate Saira Shah Halim

Countering the charge that it feeds only an ageing party organisation, the Left, much like the 2021 assembly elections, has fielded Saira Shah Halim as a young CPI-M candidate from Ballygunge seat in south Kolkata. Halim also happens to be the niece of veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah and daughter-in-law of late politician Hashim Abdul Halim. In the middle of her campaigning amid the soaring temperature in Kolkata, Saira, who fought against the CAA-NRC and very recently the hijab ban, exclusively speaks to India Blooms correspondent Souvik Ghosh ahead of the Apr 12 bypoll to the seat, which fell vacant by the demise of Mamata Banerjee's senior colleague Subrata Mukherjee

Bengal bypolls: CPI-M fields Naseeruddin Shah's niece Saira Shah Halim from Ballygunge constituency

Kolkata/IBNS: The Left Front has fielded veteran Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah's niece Saira Shah Halim as the Communist Party of India-Marxist or CPI-M candidate for the upcoming bypolls in the Ballygunge assembly constituency of West Bengal.