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Dilip takes guard in Bardhaman as all-rounder Kirti looks to do a 1983 – Times of India

BURDWAN: The battle of ballots between BJP and Trinamool Congress in West Bengal's Bardhaman-Durgapur Lok Sabha seat is poised to be an exciting one, with both parties fielding candidates with strong personalities to checkmate each other.On March 10, Trinamool shook up the poll scene when it fielded cricketer Kirti Azad, a member of the 1983 World Cup winning team, as its candidate here.Three weeks later, BJP came up with an even bigger surprise by naming its outspoken but controversial battle-hardened campaigner, Dilip Ghosh, for the constituency.Ghosh (59), who had won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Midnapore, has taken the change of seat in his stride. "The party sent me to Andaman, and I helped build a base there. I was sent to Kharagpur and won. I was asked to contest from Midna...