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.
1. Paresh Chandra Adhikary
Team: Trinamool Congress
Age: 66 years
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.
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
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.