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Netaji's grand nephew begins poll campaign

Chandra Bose, nominated by the BJP as its candidate from the Bhowanipore assembly seat

IANS  |  Kolkata 

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Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's Chandra Bose, nominated by the as its candidate from the Bhowanipore assembly seat from where West Bengal Chief Minister is also scheduled to file his candidature, launched his campaign on Thursday from the revolutionary leader's house in South Kolkata's

Chandra Bose, who paid floral tributes to Netaji's statute in front of the historic house, from where the leader had made his great escape in 1941, said he was not thinking about the outcome of the tough fight.

"I am not thinking of either victory or defeat. I consider it a proud privilege that I have got an opportunity to serve the people."

However, as he kick started his canvassing, the huge gates of the building that also houses the Netaji Research Bureau (NRB), remained shut.

The NRB is virtually controlled by Sugato Bose - another grandnephew of Netaji, and his mother Krishna bose. While Sugato is a Trinamool Congress MP, Krishna is a former member of the Lower house of parliament.

She was a three-time MP elected once on Congress and twice on Trinamool tickets.

But said he would appeal to the mother-son duo to vote for him.

Bose slammed the Trinamool regime in the state, saying it has failed to usher in industrialisation.

First Published: Fri, March 11 2016. 09:30 IST