Jagmohan Dalmiya’s daughter preparing to contest assembly elections
MUMBAI: Former BCCI and ICC president Jagmohan Dalmiya’s daughter Vaishali is likely to contest the forthcoming elections in West Bengal. This was revealed by her brother Avishek Dalmiya, who is the honorary joint secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal.
Speaking exclusively at the Wankhede Stadium where Jagmohan Dalmiya’s son had come with CAB’s president Saurav Ganguly for the BCCI meetings on Friday, Avishek says, “my sister has joined the TMC (Trinamool Congress), and she may contest the elections”.
The date of the Assembly election is likely to be announced by the Election Commissioner either in this month or early next month.
Jagmohan Dalmiya, who died in September last year, was known for his administrative skill, and his daughter Vaishali is preparing for her new innings in politics.
After the controversial retirement of ex-Bengal Ranji captain recently Laxmi Ratan Shukla, who played three ODIs’ for India is also preparing his career in politics. Recently he met the West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banerjee in Nabanna, the head quarter of West Bengal government.
“Yes, I was invited by the chief minister over a cup of tea”, Shukla, speaking over the telephone from Kolkata said. He, however, insisted nothing sort of my contesting the election was discussed”.
The names of the candidates are likely to be announced by the party once the date is finalized.
According to the sources in Kolkata, Dalmiya’s daughter is keen to contest from Alipore (District Kolkata) constituency and Shukla may get a ticket for Bali (or Baly) (District Howrah).