MLAs Express Anger at Not Getting Ticket
All these MLAs had expressed their anger with the party high command after having been given a miss during ticket distribution.
MLA from Singur, 88-year old Rabindranath Bhattacharya, has been speaking against the party and Prashant Kishor’s Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC), that is handling the elections for the TMC.
Known popularly as ‘Mastermoshai’ (teacher), Bhattacharya was a leading figure in the Singur movement against the then Left Front government in West Bengal. He was dropped as a candidate as per the party’s policy of not fielding candidates over 80 years of age.
The TMC’s Becharam Manna, presently sitting MLA from Haripal, was fielded from Singur this year. His wife was, Karabi Manna, was fielded from his original seat of Haripal.
Sonali Guha, MLA from Satgachia, was the Deputy Speaker of the West Bengal Assembly and was known as “Mamata’s shadow”, a close aide of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Dipendu Biswas who was a…