Bengal Assembly polls: Two former IPS officers to contest in opposition to one another from Debra

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Two former Indian Police Service (IPS) officers might be contesting in opposition to one another in Bengal, with TMC fielding Humayun Kabir and BJP giving a ticket to Bharati Ghosh from Debra, which is about 100 kilometres away from Kolkata below Paschim Midnapore district of West Bengal.

Of the 60 Assembly seats that may go to polls within the first two phases, the BJP on Saturday introduced its record of 57 candidates. This included former IPS officer and BJP vice-president Bharati Ghosh.

With Ghosh within the fray in opposition to TMC’s Humayun Kabir, all eyes are going to be on Debra the place two former cops will battle in opposition to one another. While will probably be a political debut for Kabir, Ghosh had contested from Ghatal within the Lok Sabha elections.

“I am banking on the development done by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the last 10 years. This is election time — so I have to fight against someone or the other. There will be other candidates too, so this [my contest against Bharati Ghsh] is not relevant . I would just say ‘khela hobe’ (the game is on) in a democratic way,” Kabir advised Indian Express after BJP fielded Bharati Ghosh from Debra. Humayun Kabir, who was Commissioner of Chandannagar police commissionerate, lately stop his service and joined TMC months earlier than his retirement which was due in April.

On the opposite hand, former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh,  who had as soon as described Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee because the “mother” of the previous Maoist-dominated areas of Bengal, had resigned on the finish of 2017 after being transferred to a much less important put up and confronted CID investigation on expenses of extortion. She later returned a medal and a certificates that she had obtained for commendable providers from the state authorities on August 15, 2014.

Ghosh joined BJP in New Delhi on February 4, 2019.

 Why the 2 will battle from Debra  

Ghosh, a BJP chief mentioned, “was the unquestionable ruler of West Midnapore”. She was the police chief of West Midnapore and Jhargram, all Junglemahal territory. Debra is located in West Midnapore.

On the opposite hand, Humayun Kabir’s hometown is Debra, and his mother and father Arsed Ali and Jinatun Begum nonetheless keep in Debra constituency. Therefore, Kabir is aware of the realm very properly.

In 2016, this constituency was gained by the TMC. The complete proportion of voters in Debra Assembly Constituency was recorded as 89 per cent.

In 2016, Selima Khatun (Bibi) of TMC had gained the seat by defeating Jahangir Karim Sk from CPI(M) by a margin of 11,908 votes.

Debra comes below Ghatal Lok Sabha constituency.

In 2019 Lok Sabha elections, All India Trinamool Congress candidate Adhikari Deepak (Dev) had gained from the Ghatal seat by a margin of 1,07,973 votes by defeating BJP’s Bharati Ghosh.