Trinamool Congress candidates across the state have started campaigning and workers were found busy painting wall graffiti within a few hours after the party supremo Mamata Banerjee unveiled the list of candidates.
In some Assembly constituencies the heavyweight candidates of the party were found enjoying while giving finishing touches to the graffiti while Congress and Left Front still continue to fight over sharing of seats in the ensuing Assembly elections.
Subrata Mukherjee, the sitting MLA from Ballygunge and the State Panchayat Minister, is once again fighting from the same seat. Mukherjee started his campaign from his own locality.
Hundreds of his supporters gathered outside his house on Saturday and he went to some parts of the Assembly constituency where he met the party supporters. Mukherjee was found taking up a brush to give finishing touches to a wall graffiti with his name at Ekdalia. The workers of the party were overwhelmed to see Mukherjee painting the wall graffiti.
In reply to a question on announcing the candidate list within a couple of hours after the election was declared, Mukherjee said: “Mamata Banerjee is always disciplined.”
Taking a dig at the Congress and CPI(M) he said that they may unveil the candidate list by mid-April. Mukherjee is not ready to give much importance to the CPI(M)’s tactics of bringing Kanhaiya Kumar for campaigning in the state. He said: “The face of our election is Mamata Banerjee and it is more than enough.”
Laxmi Ratan Shukla, the Trinamool Congress candidate from Howrah North Assembly constituency was mobbed when he went to take a walk near a market near his residence on Saturday morning.
He told the people that he stepped into politics to serve the people and the task would be easier if the people selected him. “I am thankful to Mamata Banerjee for choosing me as a warrior of the party and I will also give my best for the development of the area,” he said.
In North Bengal, heavyweight candidate Goutam Deb has initiated campaigning in Dabgram-Phulbari Assembly constituency in Jalpaiguri.
He joined a programme at 9 am. in the morning and continued attending meetings at different part of the constituency till the afternoon.
He was also found giving finishing touches to wall graffiti with his name. He said: “The unholy alliance will not affect the result of the election as people know that CPI(M) and Congress are trying to come closer to restrict the progress of the state.
“I have worked to bring an overall development of the area. So I am confident that the people will once again select me for further development.”
Trinamool Congress workers in Kamarhati Assembly constituency on Friday distributed sweets as Madan Mitra is fighting from there.
The workers have also initiated the election campaign and wall graffiti with Mitra’s name written on them.