Chairman of the Left Front committee of West Bengal Biman Bose speaks as he announces the candidate lists for the first two phases of West Bengals state legislative assembly elections, in Kolkata on March 5, 2021.
Chairman of the Left Front committee of West Bengal Biman Bose speaks as he announces the candidate lists for the first two phases of West Bengals state legislative assembly elections, in Kolkata on March 5, 2021.
(Photo by Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP)

Kolkata: Soon after TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee announced the candidates' list for all the constituencies where the ruling Trinamool Congress is contesting, the Left Front and Congress alliance along with Indian Secular Front (ISF), announced their candidates for the first two phases of the upcoming Assembly polls.

Addressing a press conference at the CPI (M) headquarters in Alimuddin Street in Kolkata, CPI (M) chairman Biman Bose said that they didn't finalize their Nandigram candidate claiming that constituency is going to be the 'Clash of the Titans'.

“We are yet to finalize the candidate for the Nandigram constituency as it is a very high-profile constituency for this election. We will announce the name along with few other constituencies soon. Apart from the veteran leaders, young and new faces are also there in the candidate list,” mentioned the senior politburo member.

According to Left Front sources, the CPI (M) is also depending on the ‘celeb factor’ as Bengali actors like Badshah Moitra and Debdoot Ghosh is also likely to get a ticket to contest the upcoming polls.

It is pertinent to mention that on January 18, addressing a rally at Nandigram, West Bengal Chief Minister stated that she will contest from the Nandigram constituency and while announcing the candidates' list on Friday, Mamata confirmed her candidature from that constituency.

Meanwhile, according to West Bengal BJP sources, Suvendu Adhikari is also likely to contest from the Nandigram constituency.

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