scorecardresearch
Friday, Dec 09, 2022
Premium

Pranab Mujherjee’s son wants his LS seat,party to take call

Abhijit wants to contest from the Jangipur LS seat in Murshidabad vacated by his father Pranab.

President-elect Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit wants to contest from the Jangipur Lok Sabha seat in Murshidabad vacated by him. Abhijit is currently an MLA from Nalhati in Birbhum.

“Abhijit sent me a proposal that he would like to contest from Jangipur,” Congress MP from Baharampur Adhir Chowdhury said. “I told him that as the district Congress president,I have no problem and I will render all help to him. I sent his proposal to the high command… I believe if the son of Pranab Mukherjee expresses his desire to contest from Jangipur,the high command will not stand in the way.” The AICC general secretary in charge of West Bengal,Shakeel Ahmed,said the high command would decide in due course. “There is still time.”

Chowdhury’s support could prove crucial as the MP holds sway in Murshidabad. Even Mukherjee had gone to him to seek support before the parliamentary elections in 2004.

According to sources,Jangipur MLA and CLP leader Mohammed Sohrab,who was the election agent for Mukherjee,was also an aspirant for the Lok Sabha seat,but may have to now make way for Abhijit.

Subscriber Only Stories
UPSC Key- December 9, 2022: Why you should read ‘National Party’ or ‘The ...Premium
What Mallika Sarabhai’s The Conference of the Birds has to say abou...Premium
‘Sexually explicit’ video case: WhatsApp tells HC can’t take it down ‘unl...Premium
What is ‘Stiff-Person Syndrome’, the rare neurological disord...Premium

First published on: 24-07-2012 at 02:02:47 am
Next Story

‘No security for officials inside plant’

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
close