Panchayat 2018: Couple Separated On TMC-BJP Clash

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Kanthi: Trinamool has fielded a doctor as a zilla parishad candidate in East Midnapore’s Khejuri, while his wife is a BJP nominee in another seat of the upper tier of the panchayat system in the district.

Doctor Partha Pratim Das, who is the outgoing health functionary of the zilla parishad, said he and his wife were living separately to avoid embarrassment.

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Lipika Das said she was contesting the polls out of anger as her husband had shunned her repeated pleas to quit politics and concentrate on medical profession.

The doctor said that his in-laws had earlier been with the CPM but later joined the BJP.

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