BJP announces 11 more candidates for WB polls; changes nominee in two seats
The Bhartiya Janata Party on Tuesday (March 23) announced the names of 11 candidates for the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls.
Former Chief Economic Advisor Ashok Lahiri, who was earlier pulled out from the Alipurduar seat after local party workers held a protest against his candidature, will now contest from Balurghat as a BJP candidate.
The BJP was forced to change candidates in several constituencies due to the workers agitation. Lt. Gen. (retd.) Saha will contest from the Rashbehari Assembly seat in south Kolkata.
The BJP also replaced its candidates for the Chowringhee and Kashipur-Belgachia Assembly seats. The fresh candidates are Shivaji Singha Roy in Belgachia and Debrabrata Majhi in Chowringhee.
The BJP gave a nomination to Biswajit Das, who was a TMC MLA from Bongaon (Uttar) and had joined the BJP some time ago. Biswajit Das will contest from Bagda constituency as a BJP candidate.
Subrata Thakur, brother of BJP MP Santanu Thakur, was given a nomination from Gaighata.