WION New Delhi, Delhi, India
Mar 15, 2019, 07.27 PM
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 :-
Coochbehar – Gobind Ray
Alipurduar – Mili Urao
Jalpaiguri – Bhagirath Ray
Raigunj – Md Salim
Balurghat – Ronen Barman
Murshidabad – Badrudozza Khan
Ranaghat – Rama Biswas
Bongaon – Alokesh Das
Dum Dum – Nepal Chandra Bhattacharya
Barasat – Haripad Biswas
Basirhat – Pallab Sengupta
Joynagar – Subhas Naskar
Diamond Harbour – Dr Fuad Halim
Jadavpur – Bikas Ranjan Bhattacharya
Kolkata South – Nandini Mukherjee
Uluberia – Maksuda Khatun
Hooghly – Pradip Saha
Arambagh – Saktimohan Mullick
Ghatal – Tapan Ganguly
Mednipur – Biplab Bhatt
Purulia – Bir Singh Mahato
Bishnupur – Sunil Kha
Burdwan Purba – Iswarchandra Das
Burdwan Durgapur – Abhas Roy Chowdhuryt
Birbhum – Dr Rezaul Karim
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.