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With Rajya Sabha polls in Bengal around the corner, WBPCC president Adhir Chowdhury today said the decision of selecting candidates for it are taken by the party high command and the state unit can only give its opinion only if asked.
"We don't have the authority to decide on who will be our candidate for the Rajya Sabha polls. It is our party high command who will decide on this issue. If they ask for our opinion regarding it only then will we give our opinion," state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury told reporters.
Election to six Rajya Sabha seats from Bengal will be held on June 8. Out of the six, four are held by TMC, one by CPI(M) and one by the Congress. But with the increase in its strength in the assembly after the 2016 assembly polls, TMC will be able to be elect five MPs, while Congress, the second largest party, will be able to elect only one MP on their own strength.
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