Sayantan Basu

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Sayantan Basu is a Bengali politician, activist and General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party[1] in West Bengal.[2]


Basu's father's name is Amitava Basu. He is a graduate and passed MBA. Basu contested 2009 Indian general election as the candidate of BJP from Purulia (Lok Sabha constituency).[3] He was a candidate in 2019 Indian general election in West Bengal from Basirhat (Lok Sabha constituency) and lost the election to Nusrat Jahan Ruhi by 350,815 votes.[4][5] On 26 March 2019, at the time of campaign he made a controversial statement.[6][7]


  1. "CPI(M) leader Md Salim accuses Sayantan Basu of making derogatory remarks, sends legal notice". Business Standard. October 17, 2019.
  2. "West Bengal: People who try to capture booths should be shot, says BJP candidate Sayantan Basu". March 27, 2019.
  3. "Lok Sabha 2009". Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  4. Election Commission of India, ECI. "General Election 2019 - Election Commission of India". Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  5. "Turncoats and seasoned leaders on BJP Bengal list". Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  6. "Shoot booth capturers in chest: BJP leader's shocker in West Bengal". Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  7. Banerjie, Monideepa (27 March 2019). ""Shoot To Kill": Bengal BJP Candidate On How To Tackle Booth-Capturing". Retrieved 18 October 2019.

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