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10 sitting MPs dropped as Trinamool releases list for 2019 elections

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.

lok sabha elections Updated: Mar 12, 2019 18:45 IST
Press Trust of India
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Kolkata (West Bengal), March 12 (ANI): Trinamool Congress Supreme and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has listed party candidates for the Lok Sabha election 2019 on the meeting with the senior Trinamool Congress Leaders in Kolkata on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday announced a list of TMC candidates for all the 42 Lok Sabha seats of the state, dropping 10 sitting MPs.

She also attacked the BJP and the 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 the TMC supremo, said the outgoing TMC lawmakers whose names do not figure in the list will be drafted for party work.

She said 41 %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.

First Published: Mar 12, 2019 17:48 IST