Kolkata: The BJP on Thursday named party vice-president Mukul Roy among other 148 candidates for the West Bengal Assembly Polls or the last four phases of 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th of the assembly election in West Bengal.
Significantly former TMC think-tank Mukul Roy who is now party vice-president will contest from Krishnanagar Uttar assembly seat in Nadia district.
The party’s central leadership already released the names of 112 candidates for the first four phases of the Assembly elections.
Earlier on Thursday party state president Dilip Ghosh said he would not contest this time and devote time for campaigning to ensure win for party candidates.
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s central leadership released a list of 148 candidates from Delhi.
In a statement, the BJP said the names of candidates for the Bengal election were finalised on Wednesday during the party’s Central Election Committee in New Delhi.
The meeting was chaired by BJP president JP Nadda and was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, among other senior party leaders.
Voting for the first phase will be held on March 27 and for the last phase on April 29 and counting on May 2.
Senior BJP leader Rahul Sinha has been fielded from the Adra constituency, in Purulia.
The party already released the names of 112 candidates for the first four phases where four MPs including Babul Supriyo, Locket Chatterjee, Swapan Dasgupta and Nisith Pramanik will be fighting the polls.
Babul Supriyo will fight from Tollygung seat, and Dasgupta from Tarakeswar.
On Sunday, the party had announced the names of 27 candidates for the third phase of the election and 38 candidates for the fourth phase