The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has fielded pupil chief Srijan Bhattacharya from Singur constituency in the West Bengal elections, and the 28-year-old might be taking up two heavyweights – the TMC’s Becharam Manna and the BJP’s Rabindra Nath Bhattacharya.
The Singur and Nandigram agitations in 2007-2008 had value the CPM closely, and ultimately led to the dethroning of the Left regime after 34 years in West Bengal. The get together has been progressively on the decline in the state since then and hopes to revive its fortunes this time by fielding youthful faces resembling Bhattacharya.
A resident of Haltu in South Kolkata, the place the CPM’s organisation continues to be robust, Bhattacharya holds a Master’s in History from Jadavpur University and has been fairly lively in SFI politics. Known to be calm and affable, Srijan’s marketing campaign has gained a good bit of traction in Singur.
With the constituency set to vote on April 10, Bhattacharya is busy with last-minute campaigning in the realm. He has been protecting 10-km each day, even telling some BJP supporters that he can “persuade them to vote for the CPI(M)”.
In the elections this 12 months, the CPM has fielded many recent faces, together with candidates resembling Meenakshi Mukherjee (Nandigram), Aishe Ghosh (Jamuria) and Dipsita Dhar (Bally), other than Bhattacharya in Singur, with an purpose to entice new youth voters and arrange new line of young management in the get together. “Once upon a time, Gautam Deb, Saifuddin Choudhury and lots of others grew to become leaders of the get together at a really young age and in a really quick time frame. Since then, we have now not had a young management and it has affected our organisation. After a very long time, we have now an excellent line-up of young leaders, and Srijan is distinguished amongst them.”