Addressing a press conference, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee has released party’s complete list of 291 candidates for West Bengal Assembly Election 2021. Of the 291 candidates in first list, 50 are women while 42 are Muslim candidates.
Mamata Banerjee confirmed that she will be fighting from Suvendu’s stronghold Nandigram seat. The TMC chief also said that she will not contesting West Bengal Assembly polls from Bhabanipur seat.
“Today, we are releasing a list of 291 candidates which includes 50 women, 42 Muslim candidates. On 3 seats of north Bengal, we not putting up our candidates. I will contest from Nandigram,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced at the presser on Friday afternoon.
“Khelenge, ladenge, jitenge,” said Mamata, while sounding confidant of a third consecutive term in the state government.
Mamata said the party is announcing candidates for 291 of the state’s 294 seats, leaving three seats in the Darjeeling hills to the two factions of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha.
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“This is a very crucial election. Only TMC can maintain peace, prosperity, and communal harmony in Bengal. Our government will continue with all its pro-people policies and schemes, including free healthcare and insurance, free ration and those aimed at girls, women and the elderly,” she said.
“We expect an impartial, free and fair election,” she said.
“I am grateful to Sharad Pawar, Hemant Soren, Tejaswi Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav and Arvind Kejriwal for the support and solidarity they have conveyed to me,” said Mamata.
Parties led by these leaders have decided not to field candidates in Bengal elections and have supported the TMC. Shiv Sena, too, has decided to support the TMC in this election.