Alipurduar is another north-eastern parliamentary constituency of West Bengal which will go to polls in the first phase of general elections on April 11.The primary electoral contest for the reserved seat for Scheduled Tribe (ST) is between the All India Trinamool Congress, Left Front, Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress. Though several other regional parties would also contest for the seat.
Lok Sabha constituency: Alipurduar
1. Dasrath Tirkey
Team: Trinamool Congress
Age: 52 years
Occupation: Politics, social service
Education: B.Com, Under Ranchi University
Political Career : From 2001 to 2014, He selected MLA on RSP ticket at the Kumargram assembly. In 2014, he left the RSP and joined the Trinamool Congress. He was elected MP on TMC ticket in the Alipurduar Lok Sabha constituency.
Hobbies: Like indigenous songs
Name of wife: Chandrakala Tirkey
First win: Finish the stalled projects fiest. More attention to the protection of tea-garden workers.
2. Mili Oraon
Age: 42 years
Education: MA in History from North Bengal University
Political Career : The daughter of a political family. RSP leader and Four-time legislator of Kalchini assembly constituency Manohar Tirkey. He was also a Minister in the Left Government. Manohar Babu became MP from Alipurduar in 2009.
Hobbies: Watching movies
Name of the husband: Bimbisar Oroan
The first thing after win: Talking to people in the area and will decide which problems will be solved.
3. Mohanlal Basumata
Team: National Congress
Age: 44 years
Education: In 1997, BSC passed from North Bengal University.
Political Career: He involved in politics since the age of 18.
Hobbies: Cricket, Football
Name of wife: Rozina Basumasta, housewife
First win: Still did not think anything
4. John Barla
Age: 43 years
Education: Ninth level passed
Occupation: Tea-garden workers
Political Career: Associated with Bikash council since 2007.
Hobbies: Football and Volleyball game
Name of wife: Mahima Kullu Barla, housewife
First win: Provide minimum wages to the tea-garden workers. Improve real-life education and health.