Kolkata, May 6: The election might have got over but for BJP
candidate Roopa Ganguly, the story doesn't end here.
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According to a report in Bengali daily Ei samay, Ganguly, the actor-politician who contested from Howrah North constituency on April 25, said after the election that she would not leave Howrah, no matter what happens on May 19 (when the results of the election will come out) and is even looking for an accommodation in her constituency area. [In Roopa Ganguly, BJP has found a 'rich man's Mamata']
Ganguly contested against former Indian cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla and veteran Congress leader Santosh Pathak in this election. She made the headlines for allegedly shoving a woman Trinamool Congress supporter and getting involved in other constroversies during the polling day. Cases were also filed against her.
Banerjee was staying in a community hall in Howrah after her nomination and she operated from there before and during the polls, the report said. But the actor-politician is in no mood to leave her constituency and has informed her party that she would hire an apartment there.
Ganguly is even doing rounds in the lanes of Howrah every night after the election got over to ensure that no post-poll problems occur. She took a hoodless jeep for campaigning and is still using it, said the Ei Samay report. She said she would work for the people of the constituency no matter what the results are.
BJP top brass impressed
The BJP's top brass in New Delhi has expressed its pleasure over Ganguly's decision. It said every candidate should do the same and made a forecast that even if she loses this time, she is the certain winner when the election will be held next time, the report added.