Congress announces fresh list of 42 candidates for WB polls

Kolkata, Mar. 18 (ANI): The Congress Party on Friday released another list of 42 candidates for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls, taking the total tally of candidates announced by the grand old party so far to 85.

According to the list, Congress leader and former minsiter Deepa Dasmunshi would be contesting the polls from Bhabanipur, against TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee.

The Congress, which is contesting the polls in the state in alliance with the CPI (M)-led Left Front, had earlier indicated that it would contest around 90 of total 294 constituencies in West Bengal.

The grand old party had on Tuesday announced names of its candidates for 43 seats for the assembly polls.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) had on March 7 announced its first list of 116 candidates for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections.

The ruling Trinamool Congress had earlier slammed the CPI (M) for forging a pre-poll alliance with the Congress, calling it as a “shameless alliance”.

The election in West Bengal will be held in six phases in which the polling for the first phase will take place on April 4 and 11. Polling for the second phase will be held on April 17, the third phase on April 21, fourth on April 25 and the fifth and six phases on April 30 and May 5 respectively.

The counting of votes will take place on May 19. (ANI)

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