TMC MLA Samir Chakraborty opts out of West Bengal Assembly polls

The first time MLA, who is a familiar face in shows on regional television news channels, said he will continue to campaign for the party

Press Trust of India March 05, 2021 13:56:27 IST
TMC MLA Samir Chakraborty opts out of West Bengal Assembly polls

Taldangra MLA Samir Chakraborty. News18

Kolkata: Amid exodus of a number of public representatives and workers, another Trinamool Congress MLA Samir Chakraborty said on Friday that he would not like to contest the West Bengal assembly elections. The TMC leadership said that they will talk to Chakraborty on the issue.

"I have informed party supremo (Mamata Banerjee) that I don't want to contest the elections but will campaign for theparty," Chakraborty said in a Facebook post. Chakraborty, a first time MLA from Taldangra constituency in Bankura district, is a familiar face in vernacular television news channel talk shows representing the TMC's views on various issues.

BJP leader Sayantan Basu said that in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, TMC was way behind the BJP in Taldangra assembly segment, which is part of the Bankura Lok Sabha constituency that was won by the saffron party's candidate Subhas Sarkar.

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