Shining Bangladesh Monday | 12 April 2021


Bangladesh reports new record 78 dies and 5,819 cases WHO slams vaccine imbalance between rich, poor nations

Mamata announces candidates for 291 West Bengal seats

International desk || shiningbd

Published: 17:00, 5 March 2021   Update: 17:01, 5 March 2021
Mamata announces candidates for 291 West Bengal seats

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chairperson and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced the list of candidates for 291 Assembly seats for the upcoming elections in the state.

Putting all speculations to rest, the Bengal Chief Minister announced that she will contest from Nandigram's seat. "Today, we are releasing a list of 291 candidates which includes 50 women, 42 Muslim candidates. On 3 seats of north Bengal, we not putting up our candidates. I will contest from Nandigram," she said.

"From Bhowanipore constituency, Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay will be contesting in the upcoming assembly elections," Banerjee added

Bengali film director Raj Chakraborty will contest from Barrackpore, while TMC turncoat Sovan Chatterjee's estranged wife Ratna Chatterjee has been fielded from Sovan’s seat.