The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released another list of candidates for Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 last four phases. The list includes names of former Union minister Mukul Roy, Lok Sabha member Jagannath Sarkar, former state unit chief Rahul Sinha, footballer Kalyan Choubey and folk singer Ashim Sarkar. Bengal elections will be held in 8 phases beginning March 27 while the final phase will be held on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.
Releasing the list of party candidates, BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh said the list includes 19 women and senior leaders Roy and Sinha. The BJP released two separate lists on Thursday, one having the names of 148 candidates and another with the names of nine candidates.
At a press conference at the party national headquarters, Union minister Debasree Chaudhary read out the names of the 148 candidates. Later on the BJP released another list of nine candidates which included two women.
The BJP's Central Election Committee on Wednesday finalised most candidates for constituencies going to polls in last four phases of Bengal.|
General Secretary (Organisation) BL Santosh and senior party leaders from the state were also present.
After the meeting, Union minister and candidate from Tollygunge Assembly seat, Babul Supriyo said that discussions were held to finalise candidates for remaining seats.
"Names for majority of seats were finalised and will be announced soon," he said.