Trinamool Congress Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be contesting the upcoming Assembly Elections from Nandigram. “Will fight from Nandigram, will vacate Bhowanipore,” Banerjee said.
CM Banerjee said that party colleague Sovandeb Chattopadhyay would contest from Bhowanipore.
The TMC supremo also announced 291 candidates in West Bengal’s 294 seats for the 2021 elections starting later this month.
The TMC has fielded 50 women, 42 Muslim candidates, 79 scheduled caste candidates (SC), and 17 Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates for the Bengal polls.
“On 3 seats of north Bengal, we not putting up our candidates,” she added. The West Bengal CM said that the party has left these seats for allies and friends to contest from North Bengal and other regions.
No candidate above 80 will contest from the Trinamool Congress, Banerjee announced.
In the list of 291 candidates, the TMC has dropped more than 20 sitting MLAs and top ministers, including Partha Chattopadhyay and Amit Mitra.