Assembly Election 2021

Denied Ticket From Behala East, Ex-Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee Quits BJP

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Mumbai: As reported by News18, former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Sunday left the Bharatiya Janata Party along with another leader after he was not given a ticket from his intended constituency for the West Bengal assembly elections. Chatterjee wanted to contest from Behala East seat, while the saffron party fielded him from Behala West seat

Chatterjee’s associate Baisakhi Banerjee also resigned after she was denied a ticket.

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In a letter to BJP West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh, Chatterjee said he was “very humiliated and aggrieved” to accept the party’s decision. “As mayor and minister, I have contributed to the development of not only Behala but the whole of Kolkata,” he wrote.

“My commitment to the people of West Bengal at large cannot be denied even by my Opposition parties. But the party’s decision not to give me nomination from Behala East is a moral defeat for me and I have never compromised with my principles.”

Actor-turned- politician Payel Sarkar, who joined the saffron party a few days back, has been given the Behala East seat, reported PTI.

Chatterjee had joined the BJP in 2019 after quitting the Trinamool Congress a year before that.

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