Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday (March 5) announced the list of candidates for 291 Assembly seats for the upcoming elections in the state.

According to sources, the TMC has given no tickets to people above 80 years of age. Mamata Banerjee has given tickets to 50 women candidates and 42 Muslim candidates.

At a press conference, the TMC supremo announced that she will contest from Nandigram constituency.

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Mamata said, “Today, we are releasing a list of 291 candidates which includes 50 women, 42 Muslim candidates. On 3 seats of north Bengal, we not putting up our candidates. I will contest from Nandigram.”

“From Bhowanipore constituency, Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay will be contesting in the upcoming assembly elections,” she added.

The Election Commission said that the polls in Bengal will be held in eight phases on March 27, April 1, 6, 10, 17, 22, 26 and 29, making it the longest ever polls in the state.