scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Left Front declares 25 names in Bengal, door open for Congress

Ahead of a meeting at 3 pm, Left Front chairman Biman Bose had called West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Somen Mitra and told him that since the first phase of polls is on April 11, it had become necessary to release the names of some candidates.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata |
March 16, 2019 3:07:40 am
Among the 25 seats announced, the CPM will contest 15 seats whereas constituents of Left Front, Forward Bloc, RSP and CPI will contest nine.

The Left Front on Friday announced the names of 25 candidates in West Bengal for the Lok Sabha elections while keeping the door open for a potential seat-sharing arrangement with the Congress.

Ahead of a meeting at 3 pm, Left Front chairman Biman Bose had called West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Somen Mitra and told him that since the first phase of polls is on April 11, it had become necessary to release the names of some candidates.

“He had called and said it was necessary for announcing candidates, but he never said there would not be a discussion. We are hopeful that we will discuss further,” said Mitra.

Among the 25 seats announced, the CPM will contest 15 seats whereas constituents of Left Front, Forward Bloc, RSP and CPI will contest nine. Rejaul Karim, whose name has been announced for Birbhum, has not been allotted a symbol since he is considered close to both CPM and Congress. The Left Front has included veteran leaders Md Selim and Badaroddoza Khan for Raigunj and Murshidabad Lok Sabha seats.

Best of Express Premium
As one branch shrivels, the Thackeray tree sees another son bloom: Amit, ...Premium
Funding winter sets in for Indian startups, staff out in the cold: Over 1...Premium
New worry in J&K: Officers say militancy entering a ‘secretive, dange...Premium
Cell therapy cancer centre takes shape in Bengaluru, trials are onPremium

Express Explained Go beyond the news. Understand the headlines with our Explained stories

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Elections News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement