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West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee today said her party would support Abhishek Manu Singhvi of the Congress in the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections from the state.
Announcing the names of four TMC candidates for the polls at the party's extended core committee meeting here, she said, "Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Kapil Sibal (also of the Congress) have fought many court cases for us. There was a request to me (for supporting Singhvi). We will support Singhvi in the fifth RS seat from Bengal."
The Congress is, however, yet to announce the name of Singvi as its candidate from West Bengal.
The four Trinamool candidates for the elections to the Upper House are --Nadimul Haque, who was renominated, Subhasish Chakraborty, Abir Biswas and Dr Santunu Sen.