Jamshedpur Lok Sabha seat: Wife of TMC MLA files nomination

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Jamshedpur : Trinamool Congress candidate Anjana Mahata on Thursday filed nomination at the district collectorate for Jamshedpur parliamentary seat. Anjana Mahata, wife of TMC MLA from Salboni, Srikanta Mahata took out a rally from Aambagan in Sakchi with women supporters.

Dressed in tribal attire, her supporters played dhakis while she went to file her nomination. Women supporters dressed in tribal attire dance to the beat of dhakis while accompanying Trinamool Congress candidate Anjana Mahata to file nomination at the district collectorate for Jamshedpur parliamentary seat. She is the only woman to file nomination from Jamshedpur.

“ She is the only woman candidate so far and I think this will give her an edge. Moreover, she is raising issues concerning women rights and empowerment, this will help her to garner support for her,” said a supporter.    

Jamshedpur parliamentary seat is set to witness an interesting fight as six parties have declared their candidates. Apart from sitting BJP MP Bidyut Baran Mahto, JMM candidate Champai Soren, Jharkhand People’s Party has declared former MLA Surya Singh Besra as its candidate. On the other hand Aam Admi Party (AAP) is trying luck on RTI activist Dinesh Mahto, while Trinamool Congress has declared Anjana Mahto as its candidate from Jamshedpur seat. Jharkhand Party has declared Santosh Pandey as its candidate.    

The Jamshedpur parliamentary constituency has 15,51,297 voters. Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments Baharagora Ghatshila, Potka, Jugsalai, Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West. Incidentally, there are nearly 1885 polling booths in as many as 1133 polling locations across the district which represents Jamshedpur Parliamentary constituency. The Steel city will go to poll on May 12. JMM has won four times from the coveted seat.

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