West Bengal

Tough test for Trinamool

Print edition : May 10, 2019

Mausam Benazir Noor, the two-time Congress MP from Malda North who recently joined the Trinamool Congress.

Mausam Benazir Noor, the two-time Congress MP from Malda North who recently joined Trinamool. Photo: photographs: Suhrid Sankar Chattopadhyay

Arpita Ghosh, the Trinamool MP from Balurghat, is seeking a re-election, but she may face a stiff challenge.

A CPI(M) meeting at Nanoor in Bolpur. Left supporters are still too scared to openly voice their support.

Adhir Ranjan Choudhury of the Congress, the MP of Berhampore since 1999, on the campaign trail.

Amiya Dhara, one of the leaders of the Singur movement, gazing at the crops that have grown where there was once a concrete factory. He says voters at Singur in Hooghly will always vote for Mamata Banerjee.

Dudh Kumar Mondal of the BJP campaigning in Birbhum.

Four-time MP Ranen Barman of the RSP campaigning in Balurghat.

Voting trends in the third, fourth and fifth phases of the election will determine whether the perceived anti-incumbency sentiment against the ruling Trinamool has spread to its strongholds.
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