Aishe Ghosh, the chief of the students’ union of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), will fight in the assembly election in West Bengal as a CPI (M) candidate. She is the first sitting president of JNU’s students’ union to contest in an assembly election.
The CPI (M) has granted Ms. Ghosh the Jamuria seat to contest from. She will be backed by the Sanyukt Morcha. Will be contesting from Jamuria Legislative Assembly Seat as the nominee of the CPI(M), supported by the Sanyukt Morcha. Requesting all of your support,” she used her Twitter handle to tweet this morning.
The Elections to the 294-member West Bengal assembly will be organized in eight phases commencing from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.
The Left and the Congress are fighting the Bengal election jointly, along with the Indian Secular Front or ISF. While the Left Front told the names of contenders for the first two phases on March 5, it came up with the names for most seats allotted to it for the remaining six phases on Wednesday.
Aishe Ghosh was severely injured in a brutal attack that happened JNU campus. The sight of Ms. Ghosh with blood streaming down her face became the descriptive image of the JNU violence when close to 70 people, their faces masked, entered the campus with sledgehammers, iron rods, and glass bottles, and beat students and teachers.
The violence on the university campus made headlines, triggering protests across the nation.