Mamata Banerjee to contest West Bengal Assembly election from Nandigram, releases list of 291 TMC candidates
New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday (March 5) said that she will contest from Nandigram seat while releasing a list of 291 candidates that includes 50 women, 42 Muslim candidates. Mamata, however, did not decide the names on three seats of north Bengal.
Mamata Banerjee told reporters, "We have focussed on young people this time, and 27-28 seats will be given to youngsters," adding "Those above 80 years of age have been dropped in the wake of COVID-19 situation and in view Election Commission norms."
She said, "Today, we are releasing a list of 291 candidates which includes 50 women, 42 Muslim candidates.