West Bengal elections 2016: CM Mamata Banerjee files nomination papers

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday filed her nomination papers for the state assembly elections from the Bhowanipore constituency in South Kolkata district.

A large number of supporters carrying party flags chanted slogans as Banerjee, flanked by several party leaders, undertook a road show on her way to the office of the District Election Officer, Kolkata.

Mamata Banerjee. File photo. AFP

Mamata Banerjee. File photo. AFP

The Trinamool Congress supremo was flanked by party leaders including Firhad Hakim and Subrat Mukherjee as she went through the paperwork at the Alipore Survey Building in South Kolkata.

Several hundred party workers and admirers bearing flags and posters gathered outside the building extending support to the leader.

Banerjee is pitted against Left Front-supported Congress nominee and former union minister Deepa Dasmunsi and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Bhowanipore constituency also has in the fray Lok Janshakti Party's Bobby Haldera -- one of the two transgenders from the state to contest the polls for the first time.

West Bengal is witnessing six-phase assembly polls.


Updated Date: Apr 08, 2016 14:49 PM

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