Kolkata, March 18: Actor-politician Roopa Ganguly has found her name in the second list of the BJP's candidates for the West Bengal Assembly elections beginning April 4.
List of BJP candidates for West Bengal Assembly elections
Ganguly, who had said in an interview to Anandabazar website that she has been "bitten by crabs" by the BJP has reportedly been denied the seat of her preference in the upcoming election and fielded from Howrah North constituency. Ganguly, known for portraying the character of Draupadi in B R Chopra's Mahabharat in the late 1980s, will take on former cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) from this seat. [Mamata fields former sportspersons, celebrities for Assembly polls]
According to sources in the BJP, Roopa Ganguly is not happy with her seat. She had initially sought seats like Jorasanko and Rasbehari in Kolkata but she did not get them.
According to a report in Anandabazar Patrika, Ganguly had expected that the party will contest the elections by rallying after her. But the announcement of her name came only in the second list and that too quite silently. It was said in the report that even BJP workers in Howrah North are not happy with her nomination from that constituency.
Did Ganguly pay the price for her critical interview to the media?