Kolkata: Former West Bengal chief
secretary Manish Gupta is likely to be Trinamool Congress`
candidate against Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in
the prestigious Jadavpore Assembly constituency.
"I have appealed to her (Mamata Banerjee) to nominate
me to contest the Assembly election as Trinamool Congress
candidate and I may be proposed as a candidate to contest from
Jadavpore constituency," the retired bureaucrat, who met the
Trinamool Congress supremo at her Kalighat residence for the
second day today, told reporters.
Jadavpore is the constituency from where Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee usually contests.
Stating that it was a "new challenge" for him to enter
the electoral politics for the first time, Gupta said he
would like to work for the people whom he had "served in the
Asked if he had witnessed corruption of any sort during
his tenure as chief secretary of the state government, the
former bureaucrat said, "I don`t want to comment on it now. I
had worked for the people and would like to work for them."
Gupta refused to elaborate his electoral strategy,
saying, "it is not advisable to disclose the strategy before
joining the war."