People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 42

October 18, 2009


                        Left Front Candidates for

                        Assembly Bypolls Announced


MEETING on the morning of October 13, 2009 at the Muzaffar Ahmad Bhavan, the Bengal Left Front finalised the list of Left Front candidates for the by-elections scheduled for November 7 in Bengal. 


Nine of the 10 seats fell vacant when the incumbent members won Lok Sabha seats. Of these, the Left Front held 2, Trinamul Congress 5 and Cong 2. One constituency fell vacant following the passing away of the late Comrade Subhas Chakraborty, i.e., Belgachia east in Kolkata.


Name of Constituency               Candidate                                   Party

1.                 Kalchini (ST)                 Benoy Bhusan Karketta                RSP

2.                 Rajgunj (SC)                  Dhanapati Roy                             CPI(M)

3.                 Goalpokhar                   Ali Imran Ramj                               FB

4.                 Sujapore                       Mohd Esar-ud-din Mondal              CPI(M)

5.                 Bongaon                       Pankaj Ghosh                                 CPI(M)

6.                 Belgachia east               Ramala Bhattacharya Chakraborty    CPI(M)

7.                 Alipur                           Kaustav Chatterjee                           CPI(M)

8.                 Serampore                    Prasanta Mukherjee                           CPI

9.                 Contai (SC)                  Satyendra Nath panda                       CPI

10.             Egra                             Prabodh Chandra Sinha                    DSP


Biman Basu, who chaired the meeting, later told reporters that a small booklet would soon be published and circulated widely as the �Appeal� of the Left Front to the voters of the concerned assembly seats. The district Left Front units would finalise the joint campaign very soon following meetings of the respective units.

Biman also announced several programmes to be held in the forthcoming weeks and months. 

These are: