West Bengal elections: Chandra Bose, Netaji’s grandnephew, to contest against Mamata Banerjee for BJP

Talking to reporters after the party's decision, Bose said "The time has come to bring about change in West Bengal which will be brought by BJP."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 18, 2016 11:25 am
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The BJP has decided to field Chandra Bose, grandnephew of Subhas Chandra Bose, against Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee in the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls.

“Chandra Kumar Bose ji will be the candidate against CM Mamata Banerjee,” said HRD Minister Smriti Irani in a press conference.

BJP is trying hard to make its presence felt in the state where it had drawn a blank in the Assembly polls and the party believes that a high-pitched battle against the TMC chief could be of help.

READ | West Bengal elections: Here is TMC’s full list of candidates

Bose said the change for which people had voted TMC to power in 2011 had not come and only BJP was capable of bringing it.

Talking to reporters after the party’s decision, Bose said: “The time has come to bring about change in West Bengal which will be brought by BJP.”

“This is not my fight. This is the fight for development in West Bengal,” added Bose, who joined the BJP in January this year.

Magmata Banerjee is contesting from Bhabanipur constituency in Kolkata.

Elections in West Bengal, which has 294 seats, will be held in six phases, on April 4 and 11 (under Phase-I), 17, 21, 25, 30 and May 5. The two-stage first phase in West Bengal covers Left-Wing Extremism-affected areas.

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    IML sood
    Mar 9, 2016 at 2:34 pm
    Let someone belonging to the gretest patriot of this country be honoured by the public. A false air ballon by anti national leaders has to brushed WB has an opportunity to teach lessons to these fake Nehru family and their supporters including TMC who have looted this country for long 60 years.Wake up great people such time golden opportunity does not come often.
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      MyTake
      Mar 9, 2016 at 6:44 pm
      This is probably the best choice BJP can make. It's better to make sure who the CM candidate is so people get to know beforehand what they are getting if not Mamata. This probably is also a lesson from Bihar. Swami Vivekananda also hold a very revered position in Bengal to which PM Modi also subscribes. This is another area where emphasis should be made to get in touch with Bengali souls.
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        TIHAEwale
        Mar 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm
        Chandra Bose is being made bakra
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          Abhishek Bose
          Mar 10, 2016 at 5:02 am
          bold move and well thought, in 2014 BJP led this embly segment though they lost the Lok Sabha ; Chandra Bose might pull an upset! Jai Hind!
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            arun
            Mar 9, 2016 at 6:54 pm
            With Chandra Bose, Netaji’s gnephew as CM, RSS will establish Netaji's rule in Bengal. hahaha.....hahaha........hahahaha
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              arvind
              Mar 9, 2016 at 1:00 pm
              same as kiran bedi in delhi.. sorry for chandra bose..
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                S.Gonesh
                Mar 9, 2016 at 1:41 pm
                The right man on the right place. Make Bangal great again. Hindus join hands and change your own future.
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                  Indian
                  Mar 9, 2016 at 1:39 pm
                  Good move, lets hope those supporting anti-national elements in West Bengal should lose State elections. Best Of Luck
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                    C. R.
                    May 19, 2016 at 10:02 am
                    I think Bengal CM has a large Muslim vote bank to which she is a very liberal CM. I UNDERSTAND, Muslim potion is altering the demographic character of W. Bengal. Though TMC IS INVINCIBLE IN W.B. CAN TMC DENY THAT A LARGE SECTION OF THE PARTY CONSIST OF ERSTWHILE CPM AND ILLEGAL MUSLIM MIGRANTS FROM BANGLADESH ? As yet I do not know whether Chandra Bose lost, though I note BJP HAS GOT 7 seats. I would have been glad if BENGAL COULD HAVE RETAINED ITs HINDU-BENGALI IDENY, BEING A BENGALI MYSELF.
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                      sun D
                      Mar 9, 2016 at 6:14 pm
                      Another Kiran Bedi for West Bengal.
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                        Deepak Singh
                        Mar 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm
                        Anti-dynastic politics is another "Jumla" by Feku led RSS/BJP.
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                          depp
                          Mar 9, 2016 at 1:23 pm
                          Now BJP has proved that they do not believe in dynastic politics. Also the bose family member were smart enought to use him and get into politics-best profession to make money these days.
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                            Deshbandhu kaushik
                            Mar 10, 2016 at 2:10 am
                            Finally Bjp found another Kiran bedi ( chandra kr Bose) in Bengal mamta wl again come to power wd 3/4th majority
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                              DA
                              Mar 9, 2016 at 2:11 pm
                              Good luck, Mr. Bose. Aamar Shonar Bangal (The golden Bengal belonging to all Indians) need deliverance. The people of Bengal sacrificed in droves to give us Indians deliverance from the British. High time they saw some development and happiness in their lives.
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                                Archpagan
                                Mar 9, 2016 at 2:41 pm
                                RSS is the powerhouse of the nation, Nagpur the Hindu Vatican in the making. This is my advise to you.
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                                  Archpagan
                                  Mar 9, 2016 at 2:35 pm
                                  SARADH RANI, SARADHA RANI, TANBE TUMI JELER GHANI, should be the new slogan for W. B. elections.
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                                    din
                                    Mar 9, 2016 at 6:41 pm
                                    Maumata Banerje is out I will return to India with my family our 4 generation lived outside India since after independence as they could not trust Congress, and how right our great great parents were !, ONE thing they observe WAS Mahatma Ghandhi took physical punishment from British, Dandas and insult were daily WHILE Nehru folded arms and was nowhere to be seen – HE was spared by British WHY ? Parion was for congress convenient and there after Position (Real Names has been changed to suit convenience Even NOW)
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                                      Don
                                      Mar 9, 2016 at 7:50 pm
                                      I will Vote for Congress only when Nehru (Nehru Gfather name was Giyasuddin Gazi ) hi family is out of Congress.
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                                        Shuchit
                                        Mar 9, 2016 at 12:54 pm
                                        I hope Junior bose will make city proud like senior bose made our country.
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                                          Jagdish Saigal
                                          Mar 9, 2016 at 9:08 pm
                                          Should have better fielded against one of the top CPM leader. Fighting against Mamta will help CPM/Congress .
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                                            George Cruz
                                            Mar 9, 2016 at 4:16 pm
                                            This is an excellent strategy by the BJP to field an well known person with Bose, gnephew of Subhas Chandra Bose, against Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerje. It is high time the BJP take back W.Bengal from clutches of the corrupt TMC, the communists, and illegal Bangladeshi Muslims who had free p into W.Bengal who chipping away at India's integrity/security. It is imperative that the development oriented BJP make inroads to W. Bengal.
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