Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress released the list of its 42 candidates fighting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. TMC have dropped 10 current parliamentarians and have also allotting 41 per cent of the tickets to women, the list included a number of Bengali celebrities like Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan.
Actress Satabdi Roy will fight to retain her seat Birbhum, while former actress Moon Moon Sen, who pulled up an unexpected victory over CPI-M veteran Basudeb Acharya in Bankura in 2014, has been shifted to Asansol, where she is likely to take on BJP candidate and singer-turned-Union Minister Babul Supriyo.
West Bengal votes in all the seven phases in this year's nation polls starting on April 11. Results will be declared on May 23. The Trinamool Congress and the BJP are headed for a bitter contest in the polls with the Congress and the Left expected to fight together.
The Trinamool Congress, she said, will also contest some seats in Assam, Odisha, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand and Bihar.