Mamata not to contest Bengal Assembly poll

Mamata not to contest Bengal Assembly poll

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she would not contest the Assembly elections in West Bengal and campaign for her party instead.

In case her party wins, she would get elected to the Assembly within six months, the union railway minister said.

“It is not mandatory to contest the elections. I will campaign for my party," Banerjee said at her Kalighat residence before leaving for Delhi.

“Now if I devote myself to campaigning, I can concentrate more on my work. I will continue as railway minister and fulfil my commitment," she said.

Banerjee had said on Tuesday that the list of her party candidates for the Assembly elections was ready.

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