BJP Announces 148 Candidates For West Bengal Assembly Polls
Supporters of the BJP hold up a cardboard cutout in the likeness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and wave flags during a rally. (Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)

BJP Announces 148 Candidates For West Bengal Assembly Polls

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The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday announced 148 candidates for the upcoming assembly polls in West Bengal, including the party's vice-president Mukul Roy and its former state unit head Rahul Sinha.

The party is fielding personalities from different domains as it named folk artiste Ashim Sarkar from the Haringhata assembly seat and scientist Gobhardhan Das from the Purbasthali Uttar.

The party has fielded its former state unit chief Rahul Sinha from Habra and former Union minister and ex-Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy from the Krishnanagar Uttar seat.

The BJP has so far announced five sitting MPs including an Union minister as its candidates for assembly polls in the state.

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Elections for the West Bengal assembly will be held in eight phases, with first phase on March 27 and the last on April 29. The results will be announced on May 2.

Before announcing the candidates for assembly polls, actor Arun Govil, who played the role of Lord Ram in the popular Ramayana serial, joined the BJP in the presence of senior party leaders.

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