In the race up to the Lok Sabha elections that are scheduled to be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 19, the BJP released its first list that includes 182 candidates. The party's central election committee (CEC) met on Wednesday evening as a part of its deliberations to consolidate the candidate list.
To contend against chief minister Mamata Banerjee's TMC and a dodgy Congress-CPI (M) probable alliance, BJP has released its first list for the state of West Bengal.
The grand nephew of Subhash Chandra Bose, Chandra Kumar Bose is set to fight the South Kolkata seat, and is the new face of BJP in the the Mamata Banerjee-led state.
Here is the list:
- Maldaha Uttar - Khagen Murmu
- Maldaha Dakshin- Sreerupa Mitra Choudhury
- Krishnanagar- Kalyan Chowbey
- Barrackpur- Arjun Singh
- Dum Dum- Samik Bhattacharya
- Barasat- Dr. Mrinal Kanthi Debnath
- Basirhat- Sayantan Basu
- Jaynagar- Dr. Ashok Kandari
- Mathurapur- Shyamaprasad Halder
- Jadavpur- Anupam Hazra
- Kolkata Dakshin- Chandra Kumar Bose
- Kolkata Uttar- Rahul Sinha
- Serampore- Debajit Sarkar
- Hooghly- Locket Chaterjee
- Arambagh- Tapan Roy
- Tamluk- Siddharth Naskar
- Ghatal- Bharati Ghosh
- Jhargram- Dr. Kunar Hembram
- Medinipur- Dilip Ghosh
- Bishnupur- Soumitra Kha
- Bardhaman Purba- Paresh Chandra Das
- Asansol- Babul Supriyo
- Birbhum- Dudh Kumar Mondal
- Coochbehar- Nisith Pramanik
- Alipurduars- John Barla
- Jalpaiguri- Jayanta Ray
- Raiganj- Deboshree Chaudhary
- Balurghar- Dr. Sukanta Majumdar
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On Wednesday, the party held its the third CEC meeting which was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and found party president Amit Shah, and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley in attendance.
The Congress has already announced candidates for 146 Lok Sabha constituencies so far. The deadline to file the nominations is March 25.
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