Don't want to contest in assembly polls: Bengal's richest MLA Samir Chakraborty tells Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata/IBNS: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA from Bankura's Taldangra, Samir Chakraborty, on Thursday evening shared his unwillingness to contest in the forthcoming West Bengal assembly election.
Samir Chakraborty, the state's richest MLA with a declared asset-value of more than Rs. 40 crore, wrote on his official Facebook page: "I have informed my party's supremo that I will continue poll-campaigns with the party and I don't want to be a candidate in this election."
When Chakraborty was asked about his decision, he said, "If everyone becomes a candidate then who will conduct poll-campaigns!"
"I, willingly, want to take the responsibilities of carrying out party-campaigns for the forthcoming assembly election, and I don't want to contest in the poll," Chakraborty added.
Leaving the Congress, Samir Chakraborty, the husband of former Bidhannagar Mayor and present chairperson of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation's Board of Administrators- Krishna Chakraborty, joined the TMC in 2012 and became an MLA from Taldangra assembly constituency in 2016, beating CPI-M's Amiya Patra.