Bengal: Trinamool Congress replaces Habibpur candidate due to her 'ill health'
Kolkata/IBNS: The Trinamool Congress Monday replaced Sarala Murmu, the candidate for the Habibpur assembly constituency, citing her "ill health".
The party has announced Pradeep Baskey will contest the polls from the particular seat in Malda district.
Murmu was on her way to Kolkata Sunday, India Blooms had learnt.
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee last Friday announced the candidate list of her party for 291 of 294 assembly seats.
Facing massive exodus from the party and losing a chunk of seats in the 2019 General Elections, the Trinamool has put up a huge number of new faces as candidates besides prioritising celebrities, women and youth.
Several Trinamool leaders including Banerjee's long-term aide Sonali Guha had revolted against the party for not getting candidature. Some of them have also crossed over to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).