Bengal polls: JNU Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh to contest from Jamuaria

Aishe Ghosh

The Left Front on Wednesday announced its candidate list for 120 seats fielding Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president Aishe Ghosh in Jamuaria Assembly constituency in West Burdwan district.

The student leader replaced CPIM’s incumbent MLA Jahanara Khan, who secured victory with 43.29 per cent vote share in the 2016 Assembly elections.

Students’ Federation of India (SFI) leader Ghosh is currently pursuing a master of philosophy at the School of International Relations in JNU.

Ghosh who has been critical of the Bharatiya Janata Party for perceived neglect in supporting educational institutions, was targeted and attacked by the Akhil Bharatya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) On 5 January 2020. The attack on the campus and students received widespread coverage following which Ghosh attained national recognition in middle of the growing protest movement in India.

In the candidate list, The Left Front left 92 seats for Congress and 30 seats for the newly formed Indian Secular Front (ISF), the two allies of the alliance.