The Trinamool Congress (TMC,) on the 12th of March, released the list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal.
The list includes 41 % women candidates for the general elections.
Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal and the President of the TMC, said, “Everyone is talking about 33% reservation for women, this time about 41% of our candidates are women.” She further said, “It is a proud moment for all of us.”
— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2019
Believing in women empowerment, even in the general elections of 2014, Ms. Banerjee selected approximately 35% women candidates.
The TMC replaced 17 old candidates with new faces, whereas another candidate was replaced by a member of another constituency.
West Bengal will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 6 phases, for a total of 42 seats. The elections are scheduled on the 11th of April, 18th of April, 23rd of April, 29th of April, 6th of May and 12th of May.
The major parties contesting the West Bengal Lok Sabha elections are the TMC, the Indian National Congress (INC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP.)
Stay tuned for further updates about the Lok Sabha elections.