"We had earlier declared 48 candidates and today we are declaring 30 more candidates to contest from various states," TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here. Thirty TMC candidates will contest from 11 states.
While the "Bees Saal Baad" star Biswajeet will contest from South Delhi, Mooshahary will fight from Kokrajhar in Assam and Singh from Maharajagunj in Bihar.
Candidates for remaining six Delhi seats will be declared within two to three days as discussions are still on, Mamata said. Jharkhand's Palamu MP Kameswar Baitha, who joined TMC today, has been given ticket to contest from the same seat. TMC has already declared 42 candidates for West Bengal, two each for Tripura, Dhanbad and Manipur.
Asked whether TMC will have alliance with any party, she said, "We have decided to go alone. There are some local parties, if they are willing to come we will welcome them."
Thirty TMC candidates will contest from 11 states
TMC declared total 10 candidates for Kerala which include two journalists - Abbas Mothalappara (Kasaragod) and S Kakkodi (Kozhikode). The party has fielded KT Paul, former CPI(M) activist, from Ernakulam, Antony Thattil from Trissur and Mohannan Kunhimangalam from Kannur.
Arun Bhatnagar, former Prasar Bharati Chairman and NSC member, has been chosen to contest from the crucial Bhopal seat in Madhya Pradesh.
Salim Makkar will be TMC candidate from Vellore constituency in Tamil Nadu while former Minister Ramawadesh Singh will fight from Karakat seat in Bihar. Convenor of Northeast Students and Youth Forum Gumjum Haider will contest from Arunachal West seat.
Asked whether the expelled AAP legislator Vinod Kumar Binny will contest on a TMC ticket, Mamata said, "If request comes, we will discuss."