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Trinamul names Madan Mitra as Bhatpara bypoll candidate

PTI
Published : Apr 26, 2019, 1:20 am IST
Updated : Apr 26, 2019, 1:20 am IST

The bypolls to the four assembly seats will be held on May 19, the date for the last phase of election to the Lok Sabha.

Madan Mitra
 Madan Mitra

Suri: In a rehabilitation of Saradha scam accused Madan Mitra, a former West Bengal minister, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday named him as the party’s candidate for the byelection to Bhatpara Assembly seat.

Ms Banerjee also announced the names of Amal Kishku and Abdul Karim Chowdhury as TMC candidates for Habibpur and Islampur assembly constituencies respectively for the upcoming byelections.

 

The bypolls to the four assembly seats will be held on May 19, the date for the last phase of election to the Lok Sabha.

Bypolls to these seats have been necessitated owing to resignations of sitting MLAs who are contesting the Lok Sabha elections.

Mr Mitra will contest the Bhatpara seat in North 24 Parganas district, where sitting TMC MLA Arjun Singh has resigned and is contesting as a BJP candidate from the Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency.

Mr Mitra, a former transport minister of the state and a powerful TMC leader, appeared to have lost his place of importance in the party since his release from custody on bail in September 2016 after spending over 21 months in jail in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam.

 

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