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BJP releases list of 88 candidates for Assam polls, 52 for West Bengal

New Delhi/Kolkata: The BJP on Wednesday announced the list of 88 candidates for the upcoming Assam assembly election. The party fielded Jorhat MP Kamakhya Tasha against Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi from Tatabar assembly constituency, while

India TV Politics Desk [ Updated: March 10, 2016 9:06 IST ]
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New Delhi/Kolkata: The BJP on Wednesday announced the list of 88 candidates for the upcoming Assam assembly election.

The party fielded Jorhat MP Kamakhya Tasha against Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi from Tatabar assembly constituency, while chief ministerial candidate and union minister Sarbananda Sonowal will contest from Majuli assembly constituency.

Former minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will contest from Jalukbari.

The Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam is fighting this election in alliance with Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland People's Front.

The AGP is contesting on 24 seats whereas BDF will put candidates on 14 seats of the 126-member House.

West Bengal

The BJP has announced the first list of 52 candidates for the upcoming assembly election in West Bengal and pitched Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

After the meeting of BJP's central election committee, attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and president Amit Shah, the party announced a list of 52 candidates, including five women. State BJP president Dilip Ghosh will contest from Kharagpur Sadar seat in Kharagpur.

Bose will be the BJP candidate for the Bhowanipore assembly constituency, which Trinamool Congress Chief won comfortably in the last election. "Chandra Kumar Bose, the grandnephew of Netaji, would be the BJP candidate against Mamata Banerjee in the West Bengal assembly polls," Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said.

The 55-year-old Bose, grandson of Netaji's elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose, on January 25 formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of its president Amit Shah at a public rally in Kolkata's neighbouring Howrah district.

The Congress has decided to name its state unit general secretary and Jadavpur University professor Om Prakash Mishra against Banerjee.

With Agency Inputs 

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