Mar 15 : The Congress today released names of 11 candidates who will contest from West Bengal for the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi's wife Deepa Dasmunsi are among them. The list was released by the party in New Delhi. Mr Pranab Mukherjee has been renominated from Jangipur in Mursheedabad while Deepa Dasmunsi will contest from Raiganj.
Congress party has entered into an alliance with Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. According to the seat sharing agreement between the two parties, the CONGRESS will contest on 14 of the 42 seats and the Trinamool on 28.