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Eye on 2019 polls, Trinamool plans Derek O Brien s quiz contests in Bengal schools, colleges

With an eye on the 2019 general elections, the Trinamool Congress will reach out to college and class 12 students with activities like quiz contests across all 42 seats in West Bengal starting January, a party source said. The activities will be of inter-school and inter-college level and will be conducted by party lawmaker and former quiz master Derek O Brien, the source added. The party, which conducted the competitions last week in Barasat and Jadavpur as a trial, will launch the initiative after January 19 across the state, the source said. O Brien, Trinamool s Parliamentary party leader in the Rajya Sabha will conduct the competition along with Diptangshu Chowdhury, the co-convener of the Trinamool s cyber cell and party member Suparno Maitra. Giving a sneak peek into the questions that the contestants will face, the source said that the competition named Digital Challenge will cover topics like social media, government schemes, current affairs, Parliament and Bengal. A few ...

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