Mamata Banerjee’s strategy for Lok Sabha elections

The 42 Trinamool nominees comprise a mix of battle-scarred ex-soldier and new political candidates. Primarily, on an individual of every three-party MPs in the outgoing LokSabha has not proceeded it to the list. In 34 MPs, the party has withdrawn eight and two have quit and joined the opposition party. In the other hand about two-fifths of its nominees, 17 out of 42 have never entered Parliament and are contesting from a new constituency.

Additionally, 40 per cent of tickets had passed to women. The BJP party has appeared as the foremost opposition and corroded the support base of the Left in various regions. Both the parties are attempting to set up a fight against TMC and BJP for the purpose of their own durability. Mamata further acknowledged the 2019 poll was “a big challenge” and stated clearly that BJP was her main competitor. She even formulated her readiness to fight against the BJP party in Narendra Modi’s constituency, Varanasi. Party expert and panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee were selected to fight from Bankura, where BJP is expected to feign a wiry fight.

The more planned changes have been made in regions that have seen BJP considering 2018 panchayat polls; Bankura, Jhargram, Midnapore and Bolpur. In Ranaghat, TMC has retrieved the dowager of MLA Satyajit Biswas, who was assassinated recently, from the powerful Matua community. The party replaced Krishnanagar MP Tapas Pal with Karimpur MLA Mahua Moitra, a well-known appearance on TV. In Darjeeling MLA Amar Singh Rai as its nominee. BJP could lose this seat with the Binay Tamang faction upholding TMC.

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