Kolkata, Mar 5 IBNS | 8 months ago

Iconic footballer Bhaichung Bhutia is among other 42 candidates as film personalities, theatre artists, singers, lawyers and politicians found their places in the list of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) for West Bengal's five-phase Lok Sabha polls between Apr 17 to May 12.


Hours after India's Election Commission (EC) announced 9-phase poll dates for India's 543 seats, All India Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee released list of candidates for West Bengal, Tripura, Jharkhand and Manipur.

Former captain of Indian football team Baichung Bhutia will contest the election from Darjeeling, filmstar Dev from Ghatal in West Midnapore district, as per the list which includes a number of renowned cultural personalities and non-political people.

Actress Moon Moon Sen, daughter of legendary Bengaliactress Suchitra Sen, will be in fray from Bankura.

Sugata Bose, the grandson of revolutionary Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and professor at Harvard University, has been named the party nominee from Jadavpur.

Soumitra Roy, a lead singer of popular Bengali band Bhoomi, is being fielded from Maldaha North constituency in Malda district.

Theatre personality Arpita Ghosh has bagged the Trinamool ticket from Balurghat in South Dinajpur district.

In Midnapore, the Trinamool candidate is veteran Bengali actress Sandhya Roy.

Singer Indranil Sen would try his luck from Berhampore in Murshidabad district.

The party Chairperson also announced that Bengali matinee idols and sitting MPs Satabdi Roy and Tapas Pal have been renominated from Birbhum and Krishnanagar constituencies respectively.

Former Indian soccer captain Prasun Banerjee, who won the Howrah Lok Sabha seat in a bypoll last year, has got the renomination from the same seat.

National President of Trinamool Yuva president Abhishek Bandyopadhyay would fight the elections from Diamond Harbour in South 24 Parganas. In Raiganj of North Dinapur district, ailing Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi's brother Satyaranjan Dasmunshi would be pitted as a Trinamool candidate.

Trinamool has also announced candidates for Lok Sabha elections from Tripura, Manipur and Jharkhand.

In Tripura East, Vikuram Riyang has been nominated, while in Tripura West Ratan Chakraborty will be fighting the elections.

In Manipur former MP Kim Gangte will fight from Manipur Hills seat while Sarangthem Manobi Singh will contest in Manipur Valley.

Bandhu Tirkey and Chamra Linda, who recently joined the party in Jharkhand, will fight in Ranchi and Lohardanga constituencies respectively.

Trinamool, which had won 19 of the 42 seats from the state in the 2009 elections, has fielded 11 women candidates this time.

"Of the 42 seats in Bengal, we are fielding 11 women candidates, which perhaps is the highest. Seven candidates are from the minority community," said Trinamool Chairperson.

West Bengal:

S.No. Name of the Constituency Name of the Candidate
1 Coochbehar Renuka Sinha
2 Alipurduars Dasharath Tirkey
3 Jalpaiguri Bijoy Bhusan Barman
4 Darjeeling Baichung Bhutia
5 Raiganj Satyarajan Dasmunshi
6 Balurghat Arpita Ghosh
7 Maldaha Uttar Soumitra Roy
8 Maldaha Dakshin Dr. Moajjim Hussein
9 Jangipur Haji Nurul Islam
10 Baharampur Indranil Sen
11 Murshidabad Mohammad Ali
12 Krishnanagar Tapas Pal
13 Ranaghat Saugata Barman
14 Bongaon Kapil Krishna Thakur
15 Barrackpore Dinesh Trivedi
16 Dum Dum Saugata Roy
17 Barasat Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar
18 Basirhat Idrish Ali
19 Joynagar Pratima Naskar
20 Mathurapur CM Jatua
21 Diamond Harbour Abhishek Bandyopadhyay
22 Jadavpur Sugata Bose
23 Kolkata Dakshin Subrata Bakshi
24 Kolkata Uttar Sudip Bandyopadhyay
25 Howrah Prasun Banerjee
26 Uluberia Sultan Ahmed
27 Serampore Kalyan Kumar Banerjee
28 Hooghly Dr Ratna De
29 Arambagh Aparupa Poddar /Afreen Ali
30 Tamluk Suvendu Adhikari
31 Kanthi Sisir Adhikari
32 Ghatal Deepak Adhikary
33 Jhargram Dr Uma Soren
34 Medinipur Sandhya Roy
35 Purulia Dr. Mriganko Mahato
36 Bankura Moonmoon Sen
37 Bishnupur Soumitra Khan
38 Bardhaman - Purba Sunil Mandal
39 Bardhaman - Durgapur Dr. Mumtaz Sanghamita
40 Asansol Dola Sen
41 Bolpur Anupam Hazra
42 Birbhum Satabdi Roy Tripura:

S.No. Name of Constituency Name of Candidate
1 Tripura East Vikuram Riyang
2 Tripura West Ratan Chakraborty

Manipur:
S.No. Name of Constituency Name of Candidate
1 Manipur Valley Sarangthem Manobi Singh
2 Manipur Hills Kim Gangte

Jharkhand:
S.No. Name of Constituency Name of Candidate
1 Ranchi Bandhu Tirkey
2 Lohardanga Chamra Linda

(Posted on 05-03-2014)

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