Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Run-up to elections 1: Two distinct candidates
Amit Mitra, Padmashree, Ex-Secretary General of FICCI, noted ecomoist.
Being fielded by Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the Khardaha constituency for 2011 assembly elections in West Bengal, against Asim Dasgupta, Finance Minister. Looks like a smart move.
Bratya Basu, noted playwright, actor (Play and television), play and film director.
Being fielded by Trinamool Congress in the Dum Dum constituency, against Gautam Deb, Housing Minister. His getting a ticket wasn't unexpected.
If they and their party win, will they become the Finance Minister and Information & Culture Minister respectively?