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West Bengal polls: BJP faces stiff opposition over choice of candidates

Altercations over candidate selection affect the party's last-mile connectivity in West Bengal, writes Radhika Ramaseshan

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West Bengal Assembly polls | West Bengal | Bharatiya Janata Party

Radhika Ramaseshan  |  New Delhi 

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According to a political observer, the outcry over some nominations in the BJP can't be “ignored” and the party's “Chanakyas” have mismanaged the exercise | Photo: PTI

Economist and psephologist Ashok Lahiri possibly got his first taste of realpolitik after he was dropped as a candidate of the (BJP) in the Assembly elections from Alipurduar under duress. Lahiri was moved to Balurghat. Suman Kanjilal, the BJP’s Alipurduar district secretary, wrested the nomination after leading protests against Lahiri.

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First Published: Sun, March 28 2021. 19:57 IST
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