A Bengal Lok Sabha Seat To See Contest Between Former Couple

A Bengal Lok Sabha Seat To See Contest Between Former Couple

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A divorced couple will face off within the Lok Sabha election in Bengal — a state of affairs that has develop into a speaking level within the state because the ruling Trinamool Congress introduced its candidates checklist right this moment. Sujata Mondal will contest in opposition to her former husband Soumitra Khan, a BJP candidate from Bishnupur seat of Bandal’s Bankura district.

The BJP had fielded the chief from Bishnupur earlier this month. At this time, Trinamool introduced the identify of Ms Mondal from the identical seat.

The couple obtained estranged within the run-up to the 2021 meeting election within the state, which was swept by the Trinamool. Mr Khan had introduced the divorce on digital camera when his spouse joined politics as a member of the Triamool Congress.

Mr Khan, a senior chief from Bishnupur, had crossed over to the BJP from Trinamool forward of the 2019 Lok Sabha election. His spouse had campaigned for him on the time.

Trinamool Congress introduced candidates for Bengal’s 42 seats right this moment, underscoring its intention to play a lone hand within the state.

It has vastly upset the Congress, which hoped for a rapproachement regardless of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s declaration that she would rethink ties with the Opposition bloc India solely after seeing the election outcomes.

“The Indian Nationwide Congress has repeatedly declared its want to have a good seat-sharing settlement with the TMC in West Bengal. The Indian Nationwide Congress has at all times maintained that such an settlement must be finalised by negotiations and never by unilateral bulletins,” Congress chief Jairam Ramesh mentioned on X (previously Twitter).  

Trinamool has dropped not less than eight sitting MPs and introduced in a number of new faces akin to former cricketers Yusuf Pathan and Kirti Azad.

Yusuf Pathan will contest from the Baharampur Lok Sabha seat in opposition to Trinamool’s arch-rival, Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Mr  Chowdhury, who received the seat 5 instances, mentioned no political get together ought to belief Ms Banerjee

“Mamata Banerjee is in concern that if she continues to be within the INDIA alliance, PM Modi shall be sad,” he added, underscoring his frequent opinion that the Trinamool Congress is the “B Group” of the BJP.

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