TMC MLA Samir Chakraborty has written to Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday (March 4) stating that he is not willing to contest the assembly polls this time. He also mentioned in the letter that he wants to spend more time campaigning for the party.

Samir Chakraborty wrote on his official Facebook page, “I have informed my party's supremo that I will continue poll-campaigns with the party and I don't want to be a candidate in this election.”

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The TMC leader said, “If everyone becomes a candidate, then who will campaign? The BJP is bringing leaders from all over India here to campaign. How much will the Chief Minister and Abhishek Banerjee pull alone here? I want to campaign for the party and share some load from Mamata Banerjee.”

After leaving the Congress, Samir Chakraborty joined the TMC in 2012 and became an MLA from Taldangra assembly constituency in 2016, by defeating CPI-M's Amiya Patra.

Mamata Banerjee will announce the list of candidates for all the 294 constituencies on Friday (March 5). She will release the election Manifesto based on the works carried out since 2011.