Cooch Behar Lok Sabha Constituency: Candidates For 2019 LS Poll


Cooch Behar: Located in the India- Bangladesh border, Cooch Behar is another seat in West Bengal where BJP pins high hope. Hence stalwarts PM Modi and Amit Shah are making the rounds to canvas for BJP candidate Nisith Pramanik, who ironically was with TMC till recently. Infact, Coch Behar Lok Sabha election this time around is the battle of turncoats. Pramanik is up against Paresh Chandra Adhikary, who joined TMC recently. Adhikary, a four time Forward Bloc MLA was also a minister in the Left Front government in the state. Bowing to political reality, he joined TMC and has been given ticket.

Candidate’s Name:

1. Paresh Chandra Adhikary

Team: Trinamool Congress

Age: 66 years

Occupation: Pensioner

Education: MA in Political Science, BEd, LLB (NBU)

Political Career: From the beginning, he was associated with Forward Bloc. He left the Forward Bloc in August 2018, and joined TMC. He is contesting the Lok Sabha elections on the grass-root ticket. After joining the party, he was given the chairman of the development board and chairman of the Palli Kalyan Samity of the Mekhilganj sub-division hospital.

Hobbies: Reading magazines, story books and football.

Wife’s Name: Mira Adhikary, Housewife

The first work after win: Medical college, Engineering college.

2. Govinda Chandra Roy

Team: Forward Bloc

Age: 61 years

Education: MA, BED In Political Science and LLB

Occupation: Teacher, lawyer

Political career: He entered Politics from the age of 15 years. Associated with the Berubari movement. Now he is the members of the state and central secretaries.

Hobbies: Writing

Wife’s Name: Sabita Roy

First Work after win: Cooch Behar Airport, Third road demand on the Torsa bridge.

3. Pia Roy Choudhury

Team: National Congress

Age: 38 years

Occupation: Teacher

Education: MA from Rabindra Bharati University in 2012. In 2015, BEd from Netaji Subhash Open University

Political Career: Raiganj’s daughter. Husband Biswajit Sarkar is a AICC member and The leader of the Assam Youth Congress.

Hobby: Drawing, Writing

Husband’s name: Biswajit Sarkar, lawyer

First task: Trying to start the third road on the Torcha bridge.

4. Nishith Pramanik

Political party: BJP

Age: 33 years

Education: Higher Secondary Pass

Occupation: primary school teacher and businessman.

Political Career: Earlier, Trinamool Youth Congress secretary of Cooch Behar district. later he suspended from the party.

Hobbies: Listening songs.

Wife’s name: Priyanka Pramanik

First win: Create separate regiments for the Rajbangshi. There the Bengalis can also join.