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Aishe Ghosh President of JNUSU to Contest in West Bengal Elections

The CPI (M) has allotted Aishe Ghosh the Jamuria seat to contest from. She will be supported by the Sanyukt Morcha.

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] got a new face in Aishe Ghosh, the president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU), contest the assembly elections in West Bengal.
Left-Congress alliance has chosen her as a candidate from the Jamuria seat and be supported by the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is spearheading the farmers’ protest against the three Central farm laws.
she is the first sitting president of JNUSU to contest an assembly election According to NDTV,
In the brutal attack on January 5, 2020, on students and faculty members at the JNU campus, she was one of the targets. ‘Masked goons’ had entered the campus and injured several persons, with the image of Ghosh’s bleeding forehead becoming one of the iconic moments of the brutal attack.
Though Ghosh told The Wire that she can identify her attackers, she herself was named as a suspect in the violence by the Delhi police. The police claimed that she had led the mob that attacked students at a hostel. Those who were targets of the violence had blamed the RSS and its student wing ABVP for perpetrating the attack.
West Bengal assembly elections consisting of the 294-member will be held in eight phases, with the arch 27. The final round of voting will take place on April 29 and the votes will be counted on May 2. Apart from the Left parties and the Congress, the Indian Secular Front is also part of the alliance.
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CPI leader and former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar last year, just days after the JNU attack, had thrown his weight behind Ghosh, saying Left parties should make her the face of the fight in Bengal.
The Left parties need to practice what they preach in university agitations and bring in fresh faces in the leadership, he said. “Stagnation is evident when people of a particular age are seen, and those of another generation is not,” he said, according to news agency PTI.
“A girl from Bengal has done very good work in JNU; make her the face of the fight in Bengal,” Kumar said. Kumar himself had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Bihar’s Begusarai, but lost by a significant margin.

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