Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee, PCC chief Manas Bhuniya and CLP leader Abu Hena figure in the Congress’ list of 65 candidates for West Bengal Assembly elections announced today.
Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee, who had last month resigned as an executive from a public sector firm to enter politics, will enter the fray from Nalhati. Mr. Bhuniya is contesting from Sabang while Mr. Abu Hena from Lalgola.
Other senior leaders who have been given tickets include D P Ray, Ghulam Rabbani and Abu Naser Khan Chaudhury.
However, the party has failed to accommodate its senior MLAs including Ram Pyare Ram, whose seats were lost due to delimitation. Trinamool Congress refused to allot the changed constituencies to Congress.
Congress had got 65 seats under the seat-sharing arrangement with Trinamool Congress, which is contesting 227 seats while another ally SUCI has got two out of the total 294 seats.