Malda: Mr. Abu Hasem and Mr. Isha are contesting on Congress ticket from Malda South and Malda North constituencies, respectively, Ms. Noor has just left the Congress to represent the Trinamool in the Malda North seat.
They are all connected to the Chowdhury family patriarch, the legendary eight-time Congress MP from Malda, the late Abu Barkat Ataur Ghani Khan Choudhury, who was also a Minister in the Cabinets of both Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. Ghani Khan is a legend of sorts in Malda and thus, every election reverberates around his legacy, even a decade after his death.
Just before 24 hours of voting, Congress candidate from South Malda Lok Sabha Abu Hassem Khan Chaudhary had raised the controversy to vote for BJP. Later, however, his remarks clarified by his son isha Khan Choudhury. Isha Khan, replied that “There is nothing unusual in this. Dad used to mean that don’t cast vote at regional parties. So,The government will be formed either BJP or Congress. “
After the debate, on Tuesday morning, the father and son casted their vote at the polling station.