New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced a list of TMC candidates for the 42 Lok Sabha seats of the state.
Announcing the list, Mamata said that six sitting MPS will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and will work for the organisation. She also said that this time, at least 41 per cent nominees of Trinamool Congress candidates will be women. "Trinamool Congress will field 41 per cent female candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. This is a proud moment for us."
This year, the party will also contest seats in Odisha, Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar and Andaman, said the TMC supremo.
Take a look at Trinamool Congress candidates list for 42 seats:
- Coochbehar: Sri Paresh Chandra Adhikary
- Alipurduar: Sri Dasrath Tirkey
- Jaipaiguri: Sri Bijoy Chandra Barman
- Darjeeling: Sri Amar Singh Rai
- Raiganj: Sri Kanaia Lal Agarwal
- Balurghat: Sri Arpita Ghosh
- Maldaha Uttar Smt. Mausam Noor
- Maldaha Dakshin: Dr. Moazzem Hossain
- Jangipur: Janab Khalilur Rahaman
- Baharampur: Sri Apurba Sarkar
- Murshidabad: Janab Abu Taher
- Krishnagar: Ms. Mahua Moitra
- Ranaghat: Smt. Rupali Biswas
- Bongaon: Smt. Mamatabala Thakur
- Barrackpore: Sri Dinesh Trivedi
- Dum Dum: Prof. Saugata Ray
- Barasat: Dr. Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar
- Basirhat: Nusrat Jahan
- Joynagar (SC): Smt. Pratima Mondal
- Mathurapur (SC): Sri CM Jatua
- Diamond Harbour: Sri Abhishek Banerjee
- Jadavpur: Ms. Mimi Chakraborty
- Kolkata Dakshin: Smt. Mala Roy
- Kolkata Uttar: Sri Sudip Bandyopadhyay
- Howrah: Sri Prasun Banerjee
- Uluberia: Sajda Ahmed
- Serampore: Sri Kalyan Banerjee
- Hooghly (SC): Dr. Ratna De (Nag)
- Arambagh: Smt Aparupa Podda
- Tamluk: Sri Dibyendu Adhikari
- Kanthi: Sri Sisir Adhikari
- Ghatal (ST): Sri Deepak Adhikari (Dev)
- Jhargram: Mr. Birbaha Soren
- Medinipur: Dr. Manas Bhuina
- Purulia (SC): Dr. Mriganka Mahato
- Bankura: Sri Subrata Mukherjee
- Bishnupur (SC): Sri Shymal Santra
- Bardhaman Purba (SC): Sri Sunil Kumar Mondal
- Asansol: Sreemati Dev Verma (Moon Moon Sen)
- Bardhaman-Durgapur: Dr. Mamtaz Sanghamitra
- Bolpur (SC): Sri Asit Mal
- Birbhum: Smt. Satabdi Roy
Attacking the Narendra Modi-led government, Mamata said that she had information that VVIPs were using choppers and chartered flights to transport money to distribute among voters 'as a bribe'.
Lok Sabha election in West Bengal will begin on April 11 and polling would be held in seven phases till May 19, followed by the counting which would take place on May 23, the Election Commission on Sunday.
The Trinamool presently represents 32 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats.