Lok Sabha polls: Left Front announces first list of 25 candidates from West Bengal

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 15, 2019, 07.27 PM(IST) Written By: Pooja Mehta

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Even when the Left-Congress alliance is yet to be officially announced, the party has decided to not field candidates in four seats where Congress had won in the 2014 elections.

After several days of deliberations with the Congress, the Left Front announced the first list of 25 candidates from West Bengal on Friday.

While the party had announced the names of two candidates from Raigunj and Murshidabad constituency, the party fielded their only two sitting MPs from Bengal – Md Salim from Raigunj and Badrudozza Khan from Murshidabad constituency.

Even as the Left-Congress alliance is yet to be officially announced, the party has decided to not field candidates in four seats where Congress had won in the 2014 elections. These four seats are traditional Congress bastions – Malda Uttar, Malda Dakshin, Jangipur and Berhampur.

The 25 candidates whose names were announced today are :-

  1. Coochbehar – Gobind Ray
  2. Alipurduar – Mili Urao
  3. Jalpaiguri – Bhagirath Ray
  4. Raigunj – Md Salim
  5. Balurghat – Ronen Barman
  6. Murshidabad – Badrudozza Khan
  7. Ranaghat – Rama Biswas
  8. Bongaon – Alokesh Das
  9. Dum Dum – Nepal Chandra Bhattacharya
  10. Barasat – Haripad Biswas
  11. Basirhat – Pallab Sengupta
  12. Joynagar – Subhas Naskar
  13. Diamond Harbour – Dr Fuad Halim
  14. Jadavpur – Bikas Ranjan Bhattacharya
  15. Kolkata South – Nandini Mukherjee
  16. Uluberia – Maksuda Khatun
  17. Hooghly – Pradip Saha
  18. Arambagh – Saktimohan Mullick
  19. Ghatal – Tapan Ganguly
  20. Mednipur – Biplab Bhatt
  21. Purulia – Bir Singh Mahato
  22. Bishnupur – Sunil Kha
  23. Burdwan Purba – Iswarchandra Das
  24. Burdwan Durgapur – Abhas Roy Chowdhuryt
  25. Birbhum – Dr Rezaul Karim