Singers, Sportsman, film stars will now rub their shoulders with politicians in Bengal Assembly. Trinamool Congress kept faith on the celebrities in elections earlier. Some of them got very fair amount of support but some failed. Bartiya Janata Party (B.J.P) has tradition to give tickets to the celebrities; they also followed the same way.
Chiranjit (Dipak chakraborty) who was bit experienced, won his first campaign from Barasat constituency. He joined TMC in 2011 just before assembly election. At the age of 65 he proved himself once again in a new role.
After that one of the lady luck of TMC is Debasree Roy, actress who fought against veteran Kanti Ganguly, of CPI (M) from Raidighi constituency, this was her second consecutive electoral battle against the former minister.
Indranil Sen, popular singer managed to win in Chandannagar. But Bhoomi man Soumitra Ray, candidate of TMC in Chanchal constituency has been defeated second time after 2014 Loksabha Election from Malda North.
Poster boy of Indian football lost his battle against poster boy of Jote. Bhaichung Bhutia contested from Siliguli but again failed to make his mark in politics. Ashok bhattacharya got better of former Indian football captain. It was another Derby match for two soccer stars Sayed Rahim Nabi and Dipendu Biswas of Trinamool congress. It was not a happy debut for Dipendu as he faced Modi wave in his constituency and lost to Samik Bhattacharya. But this time he got the equalizer by winning the political battle in South Basirhat. On the other hand utility player Nabi, who has been the skipper of Indian super league side Mumbai city FC, was tried his luck from pandua seat for TMC, but he found it difficult to go through SK.Amzad Hosen.
Rupa Ganguly, popular actress lost her first ever political battle. Trinamool got a handsome victory in Mayoreswar as Locket Chatterjee failed to make her mark in electoral politics. Another celebrity candidate and former cricketer, captain of Bengal Laxmi Ratan Shukla found it easy to win over his political rival Santosh Pathak of Congress.
The young star, heartthrob of many girls Soham Chakraborty is a known face of Trinamool from 2011; tollywood star was making his electoral debut from borjora, bankura against Sujit Chakroborty of CPI (m), but failed to make his mark.
The result shows that star factor doesn’t work always in politics. But every election we use to see them, some of them are experienced some are new.