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Mamata Banerjee files nomination papers

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Chief Minister and chief on Friday filed her nomination papers for the elections from the Bhowanipore constituency in South district.

A large number of supporters carrying party flags chanted slogans as Banerjee, flanked by several party leaders, undertook a road show on her way to the office of the District Election Officer,

The supremo was flanked by party leaders including Firhad Hakim and Subrat Mukherjee as she went through the paperwork at the Alipore Survey Building in South

Several hundred party workers and admirers bearing flags and posters gathered outside the building extending support to the leader.

Banerjee is pitted against Left Front-supported nominee and former union minister Deepa Dasmunsi and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Bhowanipore constituency also has in the fray Lok Janshakti Party's Bobby Haldera -- one of the two transgenders from the state to contest the polls for the first time.

is witnessing six-phase assembly polls.

First Published: Fri, April 08 2016. 14:24 IST