"The thing I appreciate is that Moon Moon Sen is a very educated and elegant woman, so no ill-words will be used while campaigning. As a friend if I happen to meet her, I will have a cup of coffee with her and my party will not mind it," Supriyo said.
This time, the TMC has fielded Moon Moon Sen from the Lok Sabha constituency.
Moon Moon, daughter of actress Suchitra Sen, defeated Basudeb Acharia, a nine-time CPI-M MP from Bankura seat in 2014.
Soon after the announcement of the TMC's candidate list on Tuesday, Supriyo tweeted: "Mamataji always presents me with SEN-sational opponents in Asansol elections... Dola SEN in 2014 and Moonmoon SEN in 2019."
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, however, slammed the BJP MP. "He must learn good language before reaching out to seek votes from the people. What has he done? He will be defeated. He is scared of losing the elections," Banerjee said.
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