Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced four out of six names of candidates for the by-elections. Madan Mitra’s name was important who has been fielded from the Bhatpara constituency.
Soon after the announcement, the Congress announced names of its candidates. After that the BJP list was the most awaited. It was being rumoured that Arjun Singh’s son Pawan Singh might be fielded by BJP as Bhatpara is Arjun Singh’s stronghold.
Finally, the BJP announced Arjun Singh’s son’s name as the BJP candidate. Now, a strong fight will be ensued between TMC and BJP.
The by-election in Bhatpara constituency is being seen as an important one by Mukul Roy as he held a strong effect in Bhatpara before Arjun Singh. Hence, he will not want TMC to win.
On the other hand, Madan Mitra is a strong political leader and has fought for Mamata Banerjee for several years. He is experienced too.
The rest of the candidates list as announced by BJP are as follows: