The prestigious Bhawanipur constituency in Kolkata is set to witness a star-studded fight where Trinamool Congress head and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is challenged by two heavyweights in her own backyard.
Former union minister Deepa Dasmunshi is contesting as a Congress candidate while Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand nephew Chandra Kumar Bose is fielded by BJP from the seat.
Apart from them, BSP, SUCI(C) and six independents are also in the fray.
Bhawanipur constituency, under which Mamata Banerjee's Kalighat residence falls, has been a stronghold of TMC since its inception in 2011, after delimitation.
The constituency which has 202655 voters is home to a sizeable number of Gujaratis, Sikhs, Biharis, Marwaris and other communities living alongside Bengalis.
Bhawanipur, which takes the pride of having Banerjee as the MLA, has never disappointed TMC except 2014 Lok Sabha polls when BJP had managed to get a slender lead from this Assembly segment under Kolkata South Lok Sabha constituency.
Banerjee in spite of her hectic schedule as chief minister and TMC supremo has focused on her constituency.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:05 PM IST