Centre a 'cruel government'; Gujarat will never rule Bengal, says TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee

KOLKATA: TMC MLA from Bardhaman Dakhin Rabiranjan Chattopadhyay on Wednesday said he will not contest the upcoming assembly elections due to his age and health issues.

Chattopadhyay, 79, wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about his decision and expressed gratitude for giving him the opportunity to serve for two consecutive terms.

The veteran leader is also a former minister for the departments of Technical Education & Training and Science & Technology & Biotechnology.

Assembly elections are due in West Bengal in April- May.