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RS poll: TMC to support Abhishek Singhvi from West Bengal, says Mamata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Chief Minister and Trinamool (TMC) supremo today said her party would support of the in the upcoming Rajya Sabha from the state.

Announcing the names of four TMC candidates for the polls at the party's extended core committee meeting here, she said, "and (also of the Congress) have fought many court cases for us. There was a request to me (for supporting Singhvi). We will support Singhvi in the fifth RS seat from Bengal."

The is, however, yet to announce the name of Singvi as its candidate from

The four Trinamool candidates for the to the are --Nadimul Haque, who was renominated, Subhasish Chakraborty, and Dr Santunu Sen.

to the five Rajya Sabha seats from the state has been necessitated as the terms of Kunal Ghosh, and of the TMC and Tapan Sen of CPI(M) will end on April 2.

Mukul Roy, who joined the from the TMC last year, had already resigned from the of Parliament.

Haque is a by profession. Chakraborty is an by profession and Sen is a radiologist.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 17:10 IST