Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee, CPI (M) rival file their nominations

April 22nd, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Kolkata, Apr. 22 (ANI): Trinamul Congress leader Mamata Banerjee filed her nomination for the South Kolkata parliamentary constituency on Wednesday.

Her main CPI (M) opponent, Rabin Deb also filed his nomination today.

Banerjee declared total assets of Rs.4, 73, 193.56, including Rs.28322 in cash and three bank deposits of Rs.74, 589.85, Rs.29, 174.71 and Rs.14, 976.00 each. She also holds NSC worth Rs.3, 02, 600 and NSS worth Rs.10, 000. She has no car or property. Her jewelry totals to 9gm 75mg, worth Rs.13, 531 - a declaration truly modest in comparison to the millionaire stalwarts contesting in these elections across the country.

Deb, ironically for a Leftist, declared more assets than Mamata Banerjee. Though he has only Rs.14911 in cash, his wife has assets worth over Rs.7 lakhs in her name.

Speaking on the occasion, Deb said: “We want from the Left Front that a non-Congress, non-BJP third front government is formed in Delhi. With this aim in our state, the Left Front leadership has appealed for victory in all the 42 seats. From filing nomination, to announcement of candidate list earlier on April 3, in all these efforts, we want that in South Kolkata constituency also the voters vote for the establishment of a Third Front government in Delhi.”

Banerjee made a quite exit after filing her nomination papers.

Kolkata goes to polls on May 13. (ANI)

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