Madan Mitra on Thursday once again reiterated his earlier position on contesting the 2016 Assembly elections from jail.
For the second time Mitra expressed his desire for to contest the forthcoming elections from jail if his party allows him to do so.
He said that he will campaign from jail if his party Supremo allows him. Mitra also commented on political alliance between the Congress and the CPI(M) saying that if the alliance takes place the Trinamool Congress will win 30-40 more seats than what it was in the previous term.
Mitra was produced before the Alipore Court in connection with Saradaha chit fund scam. His judicial custody was extended for 14 days.
Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Roy from a party rally in North 24- Parganas on last Saturday announced that Mitra will contest the 2016 Assembly polls from Kamarhati. Roy told the party workers that they have to help him to win the election.
He said that candidates were inconsequential and it was the party workers who reach out to the voters. Roy said it was the decision of the party that Mitra will context the election.
The final decision may be taken in the party’s extended general council meeting at Netaji Indoor Stadium on February which will be convened by the party supremo Mamata Banerjee.
It may be mentioned that on January 14, while being produced before the Alipore Court, Mitra in his statement did not rule out the possibility of contesting the election.
He said his party will take the decision whether he will contest or not. He affirmed that he would abide by the decision of the party.