India, March 1 -- West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has been authorised by her party to take the final call on selecting the candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls. The decision was taken at a meeting of 12-member election committee of the TMC at her residence in Kalighat on Monday.

"Today, the election committee authorised Mamata Banerjee to take the final call regarding selecting candidates," a senior TMC leader said.

Several sitting MLAs could be dropped from the candidate list, news agency PTI reported citing senior leaders of the TMC who are aware of the developments. The party is planning to nominate more youths, women, and leaders with clean image and acceptability in their area, PT...