The Indian National Congress released their list of 39 candidates ahead of the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections. As per the official list, Neajuddin Sk will be contesting from Murshidabad, meanwhile, other Congress heavyweights like Silvi Saha and Dharmendra Shaw will be fighting from Krisnanagar Uttar and Bhatpara.
Furthermore, Md Shadab Khan has been fielded from Bhabanipur with Md Mukhtar as the party’s candidate in Kolkata Port.
For the Rashbehari seat, Ashutosh Chatterjee got the party ticket. Meanwhile, Congress named Santosh Kumar Pathak as their candidate for the Chowrangee seat.
The candidates declared are for the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth phases of the Assembly polls. Congress Party is fighting Assembly Polls on 92 seats in alliance with the Left parties.
HERE IS THE FULL LIST:
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The fight between BJP, Congress and Trinamool Congress has intensified for the upcoming polls. West Bengal will go for Assembly polls in eight phases starting from March 27, 2021, to April 29, 2021, as per the Election Commission’s announcement on February 26. The elections will be held for 294 assembly seats in eight phases as the term of the West Bengal assembly is coming to an end in May. The counting will take place on May 2, 2021.
Meanwhile, the Assam Assembly poll will be held in three phases. the first phase of polling will begin on March 27; the second phase of polling will be held on April 1 and the last and third phase of polling – April 6, according to Chief Election Commission.
This is the second round of public appearances by the Prime Minister in West Bengal and Assam, this week. Earlier on Thursday (March 18), he had addressed a rally at Karimganj in Assam and Purulia in West Bengal. In Purulia, he took a jibe at West Bengal CM Mamata saying, “Didi bole khela hobe, BJP bole vikaas hobe“, after she called him a ‘totally incompetent’ PM on March 15 at a public rally in Purulia.