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BJP gives ticket to Matua community leader Subrata Thakur

After long procrastination and repeated meetings, Matua community leader Subrata Thakur was given a nomination from Gaighata by the Bhartiya Janata Party.
 

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West Bengal, First Published Mar 23, 2021, 1:45 PM IST
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After long procrastination and repeated meetings, the Matua community was kept in mind by the BJP while it announced the names of 11 candidates for the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls. 

Subrata Thakur, brother of BJP MP Santanu Thakur, was given a nomination from Gaighata. 

According to sources, MP Shantanu Thakur was thought to be the candidate from this center. But, Santanu Thakur rejected the proposal of contesting polls. Therefore, Subrata Thakur was made the candidate from Gaighata.

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Ashok Kirtaniya has been nominated for the Bangaon North Assembly constituency. According to sources, Santanu Thakur had a meeting with Amit Shah on Sunday (March 21). There, he expressed his desire to not contest the polls this time.

After hearing out Santanu, the BJP decided to put Subrata Thakur’s name on the list of candidates. According to sources, the names of the candidates for the remaining seats were discussed at the meeting.

It may be mentioned that the Matua community will play an integral part in voting in at least 64 centers in the state. 

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However, the BJP mentioned in its election manifesto that it will implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in West Bengal in the first cabinet. 

The BJP has addressed the longstanding demand of refugee communities, especially the Matua community from Bangladesh, in the state.
 

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