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Mamata announces full list of TMC candidates

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Mar 12 2019 7:58PM
Mamata announces full list of TMC  candidates
Kolkata, 12 March (HS): Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee here today announced the list of party candidates for all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, bringing in as many as 12 new faces with some of them entering politics for the first time. Reading out the names of party candidates from a revised list in a jam packed news conference in her South Kolkata residence, the TMC supremo who is also the Chief minister, brought out some surprises from her kitty and stated that among the 42 party candidates five sitting MPs had been replaced with new faces and 7 MLAs got the opportunity to fight for the Lok Sabha seats from as many constituencies. However,among the most surprising inclusion is the name of state Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee, a long time associate of the Chief minister since the formation of TMC, who would now fight from Bankura Lok Sabha constituency in place of the sitting MP and well known former cine artiste Moon Moon Sen,who would however,has been selected by Banerjee to fight from the Asansol Lok Sabha seat on TMC ticket.(Heavyweight BJP leader Babul Supriya is the sitting MP from Asansol). Similarly, a member of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose''s family and Harvard Educated history Professor Sugato Bose,who faught and won from Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency in the southern fringe of the city last time,was replaced by another well known face of the Bengali movie industry Mimi Chakraborty to fight from the same seat,while her compatriot Nusrat Jahan was picked up by the Chief minister herself to put up a stiff fight from Basirhat,a minority community dominated parliamentary constituency in North 24 Pargasnas. Senior TMC leader Idris Ali is the sitting MP from Basirhat till now.Among others,TMC legislator from Karimpur in bordering Nadia district Mahua Mitra, also a party spokesperson, will now fight from Krishnagar Lok Sabha constituency after stepping down as an MLA, while Kolkata Municipal Corporation Chairperson and TMC Councillor Mala Roy would fight from the prestigious South Kolkata Lok Sabha seat this time in place of West Bengal Trinamool Congress President Subrata Bakshi, who was elected to the seat by winning with a margin of over 2.3 lakh votes in 2014. In another surprised move the Chief minister replaced her yet another close associate in the Bengali Film industry, a well known former actress Sandhya Roy, MP from Midnapore Lok Sabha seat, with the party''s Rajya Sabha MP and former minister Manas Bhunia who joined TMC only a few years ago after leaving Congress. The complete list of 42 TMC candidates from West Bengal are as follows: 1. Darjeeling - Amar Singh Rai, 2 Coochbehar - Paresh Chandra Adhikary, 3 Balurghat - Arpita Ghosh, 4 Alipurduar - Dasarath Tirkey, 5- Jalpaiguri - Bijay Chansdra Barman, 6- Raniganj - Kanaia Lal Agarwal, 7- Malda North - Mausam Benzir Noor, 8- Malda South - Dr Moazzem Hossain, 9- Jangipur - Khalilur Rehman, 10- Bahrampore - Apurba Sarkar, 11- Murshuidabad - Abu Taher Khan, 12- Krishnanagar - Mahua Moitra, 13- Ranaghat - Rupali Biswas, 14 - Bangaon - Mamata Bala Thakur, 15 - Barrackpore - Dinesh Trivedi, 16 - Dum Dum - Sougata Roy, 17 - Barasat - Dr Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, 18 - Basirhat - Nusrat Jahan, 19 - Jaynagar -Pratima Mondal, 20 - Mathurapur - Chaoudhury Mohan Jatua, 21- Diamond Harbour - Abhishek Banerjee, 22- Jadavpur - Mimi Chakraborty, 23- Kolkata South - Mala Roy, 24- Kolkata North - Sudip Bandyopadhyaym 25- Howrah- Prasun Banerjee, 26- Uluberia - Sajda Ahmed, 27- Sreerampore- Kalyan Banerjee, 28 - Hooghly - Dr Ratna De Nag, 29- Arambag - Aparupa Poddar, 30 - Tamluk - Dibyendu Adhikari, 31- Kanthi(Contai) - Sisir Adhikari, 32- Ghatal - Deepak Adhikari(Dev) , 33- Jhargram - Beerbaha Soren, 34- Midnapore - Dr Manas Bhunia, 35 - Purulia - Dr Mriganka Mahato, 36 - Bankura - Subrata Mukherjee, 37 - Bishnupur - Shyamal Santra, 38 - Burdwan East - Sunil Kumar Mondal, 39- Burdwan Durgapore - Mamtaz Sanghamita, 40- Asansol - Moon Moon Sen(Sreemati Dev Varma), 41 - Bolpur - Asit Kumar Mal, 42 - Birbhum - Satabdi Roy. Hindusthan Samachar/Ankur/Pramod \
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