Who is Priyanka Tiberwal? Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Priyanka Tiberwal, advocate and vice president of the party’s youth wing in West Bengal to contest against Mamata Banerjee in the Bhabanipur bye-election. The bypolls are scheduled to be held on Sep 30. Tiberwal was one of the petitioners in the cases of post-poll violence at the Calcutta High Court. It finally resulted in the court demanding a CBI investigation in the matter.
Here are five things we know about the advocate turned politician Priyanka Tiberwal:
1. Priyanka Tiberwal joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in Aug 2014. Earlier, she worked as a legal counsel for the singer-politician Babul Supriyo. She contested in Kolkata’s municipal elections from ward 58 in 2015, but lost to the TMC candidate.
2. Tiberwal completed her schooling from Welland Goulsmith School, Kolkata. She went on to pursue her graduation from Delhi and received a law degree from Hazara Law College, University of Kolkata. She also holds an MBA degree in HR from Thailand assumption University.
3. Last year in August, she became the vice president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) in West Bengal. In 2021, she contested in the state assembly election from Entally, Kolkata but lost to the TMC candidate by a margin of 58,257 votes. At present, she serves as the national spokesperson for BJP.
4. Tiberwal said that the party consulted her on whether she wanted to contest from Bhabanipur or not. She added that there were many names and she didn’t know who will be the party’s candidate. “I would like to thank my senior party leaders for supporting me all these years,” she added.
5. Tiberwal said she believed that if her party fielded her from Bhabanipur against the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, she would give her best. I was hopeful that people would support her in the battle of “justice vs injustice”. “I am sure people will vote against the misrule of ruling TMC,” Tiberwal said. She added that it was their fight against the post-poll violence and the suffering of the people in Bengal.
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