Pranab files nomination from Jangipur in West BengalApril 13th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and Minister for External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee Monday filed his nomination from the Jangipur constituency in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district for the Lok Sabha elections.
The 74-year-old Congress veteran, who made his maiden entry to the Lok Sabha in 2004, will have Mriganka Bhattacharya of West Bengal’s ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) as his main rival.
In 2004, Mukherjee had defeated CPI-M candidate and three-time MP Abul Hasnat Khan by 36,860 votes.
Mukherjee had polled 48.88 percent of the total votes while Khan got 44.70 percent. Khan had won the seat in 1989, 1998 and 1999.
The CPI-M this time has replaced Khan with Jangipur Municipal Corporation chairman Bhattacharya.
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