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TMC unnecessarily nominated Yusuf Pathan from Berhampore: Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Berhampore: Five-time MP and leader of opposition in the outgoing Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary faces a tough battle as his constituency of Berhampore goes to the polls today. Chowdhary faces Cricketr and TMC candidate Yusuf Pathat as well as Nirmal Kumar Saha of the BJP. On Monday, the Congress MP arrived at one of the polling booths to take stock of the situation.
Speaking to reporters Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, said that he was competing with the BJP and the Trinamool had unnecessarily nominated Yusuf Pathan from Berhampore.
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, "We are going to win and there is no doubt about that. I am extremely confident. Some isolated incidents have taken place at about 4-5 places. We are also going to file a complaint. I am competing with BJP and TMC, not with any individual. TMC should not have nominated Yusuf Pathan from here, he has been unnecessarily nominated from here."
Voting for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in 96 Parliamentary Constituencies across nine states and one Union Territory began on Monday at 7:00 am.
Chowdhury defeated TMC's Apurba Sarkar from the constituency in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with a margin of 80,696 votes.
Though still a part of the Opposition bloc--INDIA, the TMC chose to go it alone in Bengal and announced candidates for all 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
The Congress and the Left Front have a seat-sharing arrangement in the state under which the Left parties contest 30 seats and the Congress contests the remaining 12 seats.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the TMC took the lion's share of the electoral spoils in the state, at 34, while the BJP had to be content with just 2 seats. The CPI(M) and the Congress won 2 and 4 seats, respectively.
However, in a poll stunner that few saw coming, the BJP turned the tables on the ruling TMC in the 2019 polls, winning 18 seats. The ruling party in the state saw its tally reduced to 22. The Congress fared a lowly third in the tally with just 2 seats while the Left Front was down to just a lone seat.

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