(Eds: With additional inputs) Kolkata, Mar 23 (PTI) The BJP on Tuesday brought back former chief economic advisor to the government Ashok Lahiri back in the poll fray by fielding him ...

14 March.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Ashok Lahiri, who has served as the Chief Economic Adviser to the central government, is fielded from the Alipurduar assembly constituency on BJP's ticket. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@AshokKLahiri)

  • Ashok Lahiri was Senior Economist of the International Monetary Fund
  • Lahiri has also served as Reader in the Delhi School of Economics
  • He is fielded against TMC's Sourav Chakraborty from West Bengal's Alipurduar

14 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
BJP president JP Nadda along with Minister of State Babul Supriyo during BJP West Bengal state executive meeting. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Union Minister Babul Supriyo will contest from the Tollygung Assembly seat
  • BJP MPs Swapan Das Gupta and Nisith Pramanik will contest from Tarakeswar and Dinhata, respectively
  • Economist Ashok Lahiri, who's currently serving as a member of the 15th Finance Commission, will contest from Alipurduar