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With 9 days left for election day, The Telegraph Salt Lake introduces you to the representatives of the 4 major political parties who are contesting in the Barasat parliamentary constituency
Mrinal Kanti Debnath
Mrinal Kanti Debnath
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The Telegraph   |   Calcutta   |   Published 10.05.19, 10:58 AM


Mrinal Kanti Debnath

  • Resident of: Kajiyal Para, Chinar Park, Rajarhat
  • Voter of: Rajarhat New Town Assembly constituency
  • Age: 68
  • Educational qualification: MBBS from National Medical College (1977), diploma in psychology (post-graduate) from University of Vienna, diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene (post-graduate) from University of Liverpool
  • Profession: Medical practitioner
  • Total income in 2018-19: Rs 3,45,180 (self)
  • Cash in hand: Rs 15,250 (self), Rs 20,500 (wife)
  • Deposit in bank: Rs 65,775 (self), Rs 25,657 (wife)
  • Travels in: Maruti Suzuki SX4
  • Valuables (gold): 20g (self), 30g (wife)
  • Land owned in: Habra, North 24-Parganas
  • Investment on property: Rs 23,50,000 (advance payment for building at Noapara, Rajarhat)
  • Moveable assets (total value): Rs 9,56,025 (self), Rs 1,43,657 (wife)
  • Immovable assets (total current market value): Rs 23,50,000 (self), Rs 15,00,000
  • Loans: Rs 33,70,182

Trinamul Congress

Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar

  • Resident of: Badu, Madhyamgram
  • Voter of: Madhyamgram Assembly constituency
  • Age: 60
  • Educational qualification: MBBS, post-graduate training in advance ultrasound (London)
  • Profession: Doctor
  • Total income in 2017-18: Rs 15,20,430 (self), Rs 30,67,270 (husband)
  • Pending criminal cases: Two (i. Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of duty ii. Accepting or willing to accept illegal gratification, committing offences of habitual acceptance of illegal gratification, criminal misconduct and conspiracy) Charges not framed.
  • Cash in hand: Rs 16,648 (self), Rs 35,274 (husband)
  • Deposit in bank: Rs 54,64,616 (self), Rs 88,64,612 (husband)
  • Investments in bonds etc: Rs 8,85,000 (self), Rs 1,07,000 (husband)
  • Professional fees (receivable): Rs 93,000 (self), Rs 1,05,355 (husband)
  • Travels in: Honda City, Mahindra Jeep, Toyota Fortuner
  • Jewellery: 850g (self), 100g (husband)
  • Movable assets (total value): Rs 1,04,05,496 (self), Rs 93,25,552 (husband)
  • Land/ property owned: Land in Sulangari, Rajarhat (self), land in Rajarhat (husband), two-storeyed building in Madhyamgram, 1,250sq ft flat in Southern Avenue
  • Loans: Rs 9,57,914 (self), Rs 5,38,145 (husband)
  • Immovable assets (total current market value): Rs 1,60,0000 (self), Rs 19,20,0000 (husband)

Forward Bloc

Haripada Biswas

  • Age: 61
  • Resident of: Shyamnagar, Jagatdal, North 24-Parganas
  • Voter of: Jagatdal Assembly constituency
  • Profession: Social service
  • Qualification: Industrial Training Institute (Kalyani). Passed in 1977. Passed school final in 1974.
  • Total income in 2017-18: Rs 2,58,451 (self), Rs 3,28,606 (wife)
  • Cash in hand: Rs 45,500 (self), Rs 24,500 (wife)
  • Deposit in bank: Rs 1,052,668 (self), Rs 51,224 (wife)
  • Travels in: Mahindra Jeep (self), Mahindra Bolero (wife)
  • Jewellery: 100g (self), 147.26g (wife)
  • Other assets: Gun (pistol)
  • Land/ property owned: In Chakdah (self and wife), Mahishgot (self), residential building in Shyamnagar
  • Moveable assets (total value): Rs 13,97,237 (self), Rs 17,43,365 (wife)
  • Immovable assets (total current market value): Rs 56,50,000 (self), Rs 31,00,000 (wife)


Subrata Dutta

  • Age: 57
  • Resident of: Beleghata
  • Voter of: Beleghata Assembly constituency
  • Profession: Business
  • Educational qualification: BA (CU, 1986)
  • Total income in 2018-19: Rs 2,80,327
  • Cash in hand: Rs 5,000
  • Deposit in bank: Rs 60,000
  • Jewellery (gold): 122.472g
  • Moveable assets (total value): Rs 4,01,000
  • Land/ property owned: Land in Kaogachhi, Jagaddal and Deyara, Madhyamgram, 1,200sq ft flat in commercial building in CIT Road, 2,000sq ft residential flat in Akshara Park, CIT Road, inherited residential building in Beleghata
  • Immovable property (total current market value): Rs 3,32,00,000

Source: Affidavits submitted by the candidates to the Election Commission

P.S. Total 12 candidates in the fray 

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