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Bengal has an anti-BJP political space: Singhvi

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Rajya Sabha candidate from on Saturday thanked for backing him and said he was happy to be nominated from a state which has an "anti-BJP political space".

Addressing reporters after a meeting with state legislators, Singhvi said: "The arithmetic, history and geography of this state politically shows a huge anti-BJP commonality.

"I am from But if I am requested to move out of Rajasthan, then I will always want to contest from a land which is the birthplace of Aurobindo, Tagore, "

"I would like to thank the state's ruling party, and, specially its and (West Bengal) Minister Mamata Banerjee," he said.

Singhvi said he would "definitely call on her to thank her".

"When I go to meet her will be decided later. But since she has extended support to me, it is my duty to call on her and thank her," he said.

Announcing the names of candidates for the elections, Banerjee on Friday said her party would support Singhvi for the fifth seat from the state.

"We will support of the Congress for the fifth Rajya Sabha seat from Bengal. He fought many cases for us," she had said after the party's extended core-committee meeting here.



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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 21:20 IST