Wall in ancestral home separates cousins fighting each other for Malda seat

Congress workers fear TMC's Mausam Noor may divide a crucial Muslim electorate, even as her cousin Isha Khan and his father remain loyal to the Grand Old Party

Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at a campaign rally for candidate from Malda-North constituency Mousam Benazir Noor, in Malda district | PTI

It was a "difficult decision" to join TMC, said Mausam Noor, sitting behind her desk in her ancestral home, a legacy of Ghani Khan Choudhary, her uncle and veteran Congress leader from Malda, who represented it eight-times in Parliament. But Noor says she has no regrets. Noor is among three members from Ghani Khan's family contesting the General Elections this time on different party tickets. Isha Khan, her cousin and sitting MLA from Sujapur legislative segment in Malda-North constituency, is contesting this Lok Sabha election against her on a Congress ...