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TMC will field 40.5 per cent female candidates in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections

Kolkata: /19:/3/19: Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) will field 40.5 per cent female candidates in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

“Trinamool Congress will field 40.5 per cent female candidate in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. This is a proud moment for us,” Banerjee said while briefing the media.

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Banerjee said, “This is a challenging election for Prime Minister Modi and we are seeing a number of strikes – and I mean political strikes, don’t misquote me – like demonetisation. I had opposed demonetisation from the beginning; people have suffered a lot because of it.”

Announcing the first list of candidates for upcoming general elections, Banerjee said, “Moon Moon Sen will be our candidate from Asansol, Satabdi Roy from Birbhum.”

Banerjee also announced that the TMC will be contesting from Odisha, Assam, Jharkhand, and Andaman and Bihar seats.

Polling for the Lok Sabha elections will be held in seven phases starting April 11 and will conclude on May 19. The counting of votes will be on May 23.

West Bengal will have polling in all seven phases, beginning April 11 and concluding on May 19.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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