TMC Fields 41% Female Candidates In West Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a list of All India Trinamool Congress candidates for all the 42 Lok Sabha seats of the state, dropping 10 sitting members of Parliament.
She also attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Narendra Modi government, claiming she had information that “VVIPs” were using helicopters and chartered flights to transport money to bribe voters.
Releasing the list, the West Bengal leader assailed the centre over a host of issues including the Rafale deal, farm distress and shrinking employment opportunities.
Banerjee also said the outgoing TMC lawmakers whose names do not figure in the list will be drafted for party work.
She said 41 percent of the nominees in the list are women.
The TMC, she said, will also contest some seats in Odisha, Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar and the Andamans.