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.
    1. M
      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.
      1. T
        Mar 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm
        Chandra Bose is being made bakra
        1. 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!
          1. A
            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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