BJP announces first list of candidates for Bengal polls

The BJP on Thursday announced its first list of 106 candidates for the West Bengal Assembly elections beginning April 18.

Last Updated: Mar 10, 2011, 21:15 PM IST

Kolkata: The BJP on Thursday announced its
first list of 106 candidates for the West Bengal Assembly
elections beginning April 18.

The BJP, which became the first among all contending
political parties to have announced the list, had earlier
said that it would field candidates in all 294 seats in both
north and south Bengal.
The BJP Parliamentary Board has approved the first
list, party state Secretary Ritesh Tiwari said.

State party president Rahul Sinha submitted the first
list, finalised by the BJP state election committee, to the
Parliamentary Board in Delhi for approval.

Sources said that the second list would be finalised
on March 14 to be approved by the party`s Parliamentary Board.
The third list would be recommended to the Board a few days
ahead of the election.
Tiwari said the candidates comprised new faces as well
as old who had earlier unsuccessfully contested the last
election.

PTI