WB polls: BJP MP Saumitra Khan's wife Sujata Mondal from Arambagh constituency
Kolkata, Mar 05: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has fielded Sujata Mondal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Saumitra Khan's wife, from Arambagh assembly constituency for the upcoming West Bengal assembly elections 2021.
Sujata Mondal had joined the Trinamool Congress in December 2021. Saumitra Khan is the president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and MP from Bishnupur.
Mamata Banerjee announced 291 candidates in Bengal's 294 seats for the election starting later this month. The TMC has fielded 50 women, 42 Muslims, 79 Scheduled Caste and 17 schedule tribe candidates. No candidate above the age of 80 has been given a ticket.
The TMC is fighting on the theme, 'Bangla Nijer Meyekei Chai' (Bengal wants its own daughter). n the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the TMC had fielded 40.5 women candidates. 17 of the 42 leaders fielded in the Lok Sabha polls were women.
Elections in Bengal will be held in eight phases on March 27, April 1, 6, 10, 17, 22, 26 and 29. Votes would be counted on May 2.