West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday released the list of Trinamool Congress candidates for the upcoming meeting polls for 291 seats, with emphasis on youths, minority, girls, backward communities, and a number of other film and sports activities stars. “This time we’ve burdened on extra youths and ladies candidates. Round 23-24 sitting MLAs have been dropped and there are names of about 50 girls, 42 Muslims, 79 Schedule Caste and 17 Scheduled candidates within the checklist,” Ms Banerjee mentioned.
Here’s a have a look at the star candidates that the Trinamool Congress introduced for the Bengal elections:
Cricketer Manoj Tiwary, who joined the Trinamool Congress final month, will contest these elections from Shibpur. He represents Bengal in home cricket and has performed for Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiants within the Indian Premier League.
Actor-director Raj Chakraborty, 46, shall be contesting the elections from Barrackpore in Kolkata. Mr Chakraborty was a outstanding title within the Bengali tv business earlier than occurring to direct films like ‘Problem’ and ‘Parineeta’.
One other new entrant to the Trinamool Congress, June Maliah is a well-liked Bengali actor who has labored in a number of movies and TV exhibits. The 50-year-old began her appearing profession in 1996 with the movie ‘Lathi’. She has additionally labored in films like The Bong Connection and Meri Pyaari Bindu. She is going to contest from Medinipur.
Born in 1984, Soham Chakraborty has labored in additional than 100 Bengali movies, beginning as a toddler actor. He unsuccessfully contested the 2016 West Bengal elections from the Barjora constituency. This time he’ll contest from Chandipur.
Finest identified for his common TV present Janata Specific, Kanchan Mallick is a well-liked comedian actor in Bengal who has labored in films like Mahakaal and Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona. The 50-year-old will contest from Uttarpara.
Actor Sayoni Ghosh, identified for films like ‘Kanamachi’, ‘Ekla Cholo’, and ‘Rajkahini’, will contest the Bengal elections from the Asansol South constituency. The 28-year-old began with the TV present ‘Icche Dana’ in 2009 after which ‘Proloy Asche’.
Actor Sayantika Banerjee, 34, will run for the Trinamool Congress from Bankura after becoming a member of the celebration this month. After beginning her profession with the dancing actuality present Naach Doom Macha Ley, she labored in movies akin to ‘Goal’, ‘Hangover’ and ‘Jeet’.
Identified for the TV exhibits Jol Nupur and Mohor, Pretty Maitra, 30, will contest for the Trinamool Congress from Sonarpur South.
Singer Aditi Munshi, who joined the Trinamool Congress this week, will contest from Rajarhat Gopalpur.
A two-time MLA from Barasat, 65-year-old Chiranjeet Chakrabarti will contest as soon as once more from his seat. The veteran actor is a widely known face within the Bengali movie business and has been working because the early Eighties. Final month, he had mentioned he wished to give up politics.
Actor Birbaha Hansda is a well-liked actor who has labored in Santali and Bengali films. She belongs to the Santal tribe, one of many largest in jap India. Daughter of the founding father of Jharkhand Occasion (Naren) Naren Hansda and politician Chunibala Hansda, Birbaha Hansda will contest from Jhargram.
Footballer Bidesh Bose, a celebrated member of the Mohun Bagan staff from the Seventies, will contest from Uluberia East.