Mamata Banerjee, the leader of West Bengal’s Trinamool Congress has declared her first list of candidates for upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The party will contest all 42 seats of Bengal and also in Delhi, Gujarat, UP and Bihar, said the leader on the occasion. But she declared only candidates for West Bengal in the present list. She will announce candidates for other areas after consulting Anna Hazare, she said.
In her present list, there are stars like Footballer Baichung Bhutia, film stars Moon Moon Sen, Sandhya Sen, and Sugata Bose , a Harvard history professor.
“Doctors, lawyers, cultural artistes, sportsmen, politicians. One in four a woman,” opined a Trinamool leader about the list. Mamata Banerjee has expressed confidence that her party will emerge as the third largest party in this phase of elections. She has been hopeful of making huge gains after she had been successful in getting the open support of activist, Jan Lok Pal creator Anna Hazare.