Kolkata, Mar 19 : Union Home Minister Amit Shah is expected to release the BJP election manifesto for Bengal on March 21 as the saffron brigade already named nearly all the party candidates for the state’s eight-phased poll starting on March 27.
Party sources said that Mr Shah is likely to release its election manifesto or promises at the EZCC complex at Salt Lake on Sunday.
BJP in two phases issued party candidates from New Delhi but the election manifesto or electoral promises for Bengal to be released from this city.
Sources said the party has stressed major development work in north Bengal areas and tribal-dominated Jangalmahal regions said to be comparatively backward areas than the south Bengal districts.
The BJP on Wednesday named 148 candidates for the last four phases in Bengal where party vice president Mukul Roy
was named to fight from Krishhanagar North in Nadia district.
The party is yet to announce 11 more names for the 294 seats in the state.
The latest list has named 19 women candidates, besides senior leader Rahul Sinha, sitting MP Jagannath Sarkar, former BJP MLA Samik Bhattacharya as well as Trinamool turncoats
Sabyasachi Dutta, Shilbhadra Dutta, Jitendra Tiwari, Sunil Singh and Subhrangshu Roy (Mukul’s son), among others.
Actor Rundranil Ghosh, who recently joined the saffron brigade, has
been fielded from the high-profile Bhabanipur constituency in the city.
State BJP Mahila Morcha president and fashion designer Agnimitra Paul, actor Parno Mitra and popular Bengali folk singer Asim Sarkar were also named candidates in the last four phases.
The party is yet to announce its candidates in 11 seats in the last
four phases and 8 nominees in the fourth phase of polling which is
scheduled on April 10.