Left-Congress-ISF yet to decide who will fight from Nandigram

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KOLKATA:

Sanyukta Morcha partners

Left,

Congress

and

Indian Secular Front

(ISF) on Friday announced the seat-sharing formula for 56 seats that will vote in the first two phases. However, the Morcha is undecided on who will contest the crucial

Nandigram

seat and three other constituencies.
“Nandigram has become a high-voltage seat now,” Left Front chairman Biman Bose said soon after

Mamata Banerjee

announced that she would fight from the constituency.
BJP is likely to field

Suvendu Adhikari

from there. Bose announced that Congress will contest 10 of the 56 seats, ISF another five and Left 41. Former

Bengal Congress

president

Pradip Bhattacharya

and ISF president Shimul Soren endorsed the formula. Of the three Morcha partners, only Left Front announced names for the 41 seats it will contest.
The seat-sharing reveals that Left and Congress have “sacrificed” a few reservedcategory seats for ISF. Besides Nandigram, the Morcha is yet to make up its mind on Egra and Pingla in Purba Midnapore and Daspur in Paschim Midnapore.

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