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    West Bengal Polls: CM Mamata Banerjee to contest from high-profile Nandigram seat

    Trinamool Congress released its first list of 291 candidates for upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls on Friday

    Guwahati: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that she will be contesting from the high-profile Nandigram seat in the upcoming assembly election in poll-bound West Bengal.

    The Trinamool Congress released its first list of 291 candidates for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls. The list of 291 candidates includes 50 women, 42 Muslim candidates.

    CM Banerjee will be heading to Nandigram on March 9 and on March 10; she will file the nomination at Haldia.

    “On 3 seats of north Bengal, we are not putting up our candidates. I will contest from Nandigram,” said TMC Chief & West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

    Cricketer Manoj Tiwary has been fielded from Shivpur. Interestingly, senior party leader Amit  Mitra’s name is missing from the candidates’ list.

    From Bhowanipore constituency, Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay will be contesting in the upcoming assembly elections.

    Interestingly, the names of over 20 sitting MLAs and top ministers have been dropped from the list of candidates; however, Mamata reportedly stated that all the senior and experienced leaders will be accommodated in the Vidhan Parishad which she said will be created after TMC comes to power again.

    Notably, the elections to the 294-member West Bengal assembly will be held in eight phases on March 27, April 1, April 6, April 10, April 17, April 22, April 26 and April 29. Results will be declared on May 2.

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