Kolkata: The ruling party in West Bengal the Trinamool Congress and its arch-rival the Communist Party of India (Marxist) will lock horns once again, this time for the South Kolkata Lok Sabha seat which was recently vacated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

The Election Commission has announced November 30 as the by-poll date for the parliamentary seat. Following the instruction of the CM, the state government has raised objection over the by-poll date.

According to the government, the Bhawanipur Assembly by-polls halted several developmental projects and another by-election can again delay the ongoing progress in the state.

The Trinamool Congress will try to convince the Election Commission to postpone the by-polls, for which the responsibility has been entrusted to party General Secretary Mukul Roy.

However, the by-elections have come as an opportunity for the lost out opposition CPI(M) which is satisfied with the Election Commission declaration.

According to the CPI(M), the TMC has no right to object to the election dates. Since the party is not able to reach any conclusion for the election candidate, Mamata Banerjee intends to delay the elections.

JPN/Bureau