In West Bengal, heavyweight candidates of various political parties will be trying their luck in the fourth phase of assembly elections going to be held on 10th of this month. 44 seats across 5 districts will go for polls in this phase. Three senior ministers of the state are among the contestants from South 24 Parganas.
AIR Kolkata correspondent reports that Tollygunge seat of South 24 Parganas is very important in this phase. Singer turned Union Minister Babul Supriyo from the BJP is challenging senior minister of Bengal cabinet Trinamool Congress candidate Aroop Biswas. Actor Debdoot Ghosh is the CPIM candidate for Sanyukta Morcha. The southern fringes of Kolkata comes under the seat which is known as the studio area of Bengali film and television industry.
Apart from the issues like supply of purified drinking water, opposition parties have targeted the ruling party for running syndicate in the tinsel town too though the party in power is refuting the allegations, mentioning the welfare schemes launched for the artists and technicians. State Education Minister Partho Chatterjee is seeking reelection as Trinamool Congress candidate from the constituency Behala Paschim.
The secretary general of the TMC is challenged by actress Srabonti Chatterjee of the BJP who recently joined the party. Nihar Bhakta of the CPIM is also in the fray whereas in Kasba constituency, Minister Javed Ahmed Khan has again been fielded by the Trinamool Congress. Among his rivals are Dr. Indranil Khan of the BJP and Shatarup Ghosh of the CPIM.
Source: All India Radio