BJP staff condemn party's decision to field former TMC MLA Singur as a candidate; stage protest

On Sunday, BJP workers protested in Singur, West Bengal, to express their discontent with the party's choice of candidate for the upcoming assembly elections. Former Trinamool Congress chief Rabindranath Bhattacharya was fielded from Singur, angering the cadre.

The BJP announced its list of 27 candidates for the West Bengal assembly elections' third phase on Sunday. Rabindranath Bhattacharya, who will run for Singur on a BJP ticket, was one of the names on the list. Now, BJP staff in Singur, Bengal's Hooghly district, have declared that Rabindranath Bhattacharya's candidacy will be rejected. According to the cadre, BJP employees in Singur were targeted and even arrested because of Rabindranath Bhattacharya, the local MLA from the Trinamool Congress at the time.