Kolkata, May 09 (UNI) It is not a story of family politics but of politics that runs in a family where members opted to contest this year's panchayat elections under different political party banners.
Prosenjit Mondol and his brother share no ill feelings, but father Gobinda proudly declared that son Prosenjit and his elder son's wife Namita were fighting for the Rohanda-Chandigarh Panchayat under Barasat police station in the May 14 panchayat elections.
Gobindo Mondol and his family are all residents of Madhya Rajbati village of North 24 Parganas district.
While Prosenjit is contesting on a ruling CPI(M) ticket, his sister-in-law is pitching with a Trinamool Congress ticket.
Asked about his take on the situation, which is already being talked about throughout the village, Gobindo said, ''It is okay as long as everything goes on peacefully. But what needs to be seen is who actually wins,'' he added smilingly.
However, the contest of Prosenjit and Namita is not the only one of its kind in the state as a father-son duel is on for the panchayat samity seat in Chanditala Block II of Hooghly district.
While Gopal Bag was nominated by the Trinamool Congress, his father Kashinath is contesting on a CPI(M) ticket, offering an interesting confrontation under the prevailing unrest in the district in view of the Singur issue.
Meanwhile, three sisters-in-law and their mother-in-law in South 24 Parganas district would also fight it out under various party banners. All in the name of politics! UNI XC LL PL SS1023