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West Bengal Assembly polls: TMC names candidates for 291 seats, leaves three for ally GJM – Politics News , Firstpost

Mamata Banerjee stated that round 23-24 sitting MLAS have been dropped, whereas the occasion has centered on together with about 50 ladies, 42 Muslims, 79 SC and 17 ST candidates within the record

File photograph of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday launched the record of Trinamool Congress candidates for the upcoming meeting polls for 291 seats with emphasis on youths, minority, ladies and backward communities.

Three candidates of the Bimal Gurung faction of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), an ally of the TMC, can be contesting from the remaining three seats in Darjeeling.

“This time we have stressed on more youths and women candidates. Around 23-24 sitting MLAS have been dropped and there are names of about 50 women, 42 Muslims, 79 SC and 17 ST candidates in the list,” Banerjee stated.

Exuding confidence of returning to energy for the third consecutive time, Banerjee termed it because the “easiest” election the TMC has ever confronted.

“After we come to power we will create Vidhan Parishad to accommodate senior and experienced leaders. We could not accommodate everybody especially those above the age of 80 years,” she stated.

“I will be contesting from Nandigram, my party colleague Sovandeb Chattopadhyay will be contesting from Bhawanipore seat,” she stated.

Banerjee additionally challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to deploy as a lot central power because it desires, as she claimed that the TMC will emerge victorious, regardless.

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