KOLKATA: A mixture of younger faces, veteran leaders and illustration from completely different strata of society — proper from multi-crore businessmen to a day by day wage earner — is about to type the Bengal legislative assembly because the newly elected MLAs put together to swear in.
But questions have been raised about feminine illustration, as solely 39 ladies MLAs shall be sworn in, making for merely 13% of the full members within the assembly. Trinamool had fielded 50 ladies candidates, amongst whom 32 gained the elections and at the least three others — together with CM Mamata Banerjee — misplaced by a skinny margin. “Our CM has always been focused on women’s empowerment and that has reflected in the representation of women, be it in the party or in the legislative assembly. The progression will continue,” stated Chandrima Bhattacharya, former cupboard minister who gained from the Dum Dum North constituency. Partha Chatterjee, one of many longest serving Trinamool MLAs because the get together’s first election in 2001, additionally supported the induction of extra ladies within the assembly in future.
Winning from Mamata Banerjee’s residence turf Bhowanipore, Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, who had been ridiculed for his age by his BJP rival, stated he felt ecstatic being the senior-most MLA on the age of 78. Among MLAs throughout all events, the from Sanyukta Morcha, Naushad Siddiqui (28), who represented Rashtriya Secular Majlis Party from Bhangar. Also within the staff shall be four-time MLA from Kasba, Javed Ahmed Khan, who additionally occurred to be the richest MLA, in accordance to the affidavit, which talked about property and belongings value Rs 30 crore. The staff additionally has Chandana Barui, a younger homemaker who lives in a mud hut with out electrical energy.