Kolkata, March 12: Top actress Moon Moon Sen was named in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) list released for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019. She has been fielded from Asansol, the constituency currently being represented by BJP lawmaker Babul Supriyo. Apart from Sen, other actors, including Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty have been fielded.
The list was released by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday, who unveiled the TMC candidates for all the 42 Lok Sabha seats of the state. 10 sitting MPs were dropped by her. TMC List of Candidates For Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Mamata Banerjee Fields More Women Leaders, Check Names From All 42 Seats.
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Banerjee 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 per cent 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.
(With Inputs from PTI)