Kolkata: Amidst tight security, Chief Minister
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Tuesday filed his nomination from
Jadavpur constituency in South 24 Parganas district which
will go to polls on April 27 in the third phase of Assembly
Elections in West Bengal.
The nomination was filed at South 24 Parganas district
administrative office at Alipore.
The Chief Minister, who is seeking re-election from the
constituency, is pitted against Trinamool Congress candidate
and former chief secretary of the state Manish Gupta.
Bhattacharjee was accompanied by his election agent and
former mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation Bikas Ranjan
Bhattacharya and South 24 Parganas district CPI-M secretary
and former MP Sujan Chakraborty.
Notification for filing of nominations for the third
phase of elections involving 75 constituencies in Kolkata,
North 24 Parganas and South Parganas districts was issued on
April 2. The last date for filing of nominations is April 9.
Scrutiny of nominations will be done on April 11 and the
last date for the withdrawal of candidature is on April 13.