Trinamool leader in the Rajya Sabha Derek O'Brien, and two other sitting members, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy and Dola Sen, also figured in the list of five candidates announced by Ms Banerjee.
"The following are All India Trinamool Congress candidates for the forthcoming Rajya Sabha election: Derek O'Brien, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Dola Sen, Manas Bhunia and Shanta Chhetri," West Bengal Chief Minister and party supremo Banerjee said in a Facebook post.
Mr Bhunia, who joined Trinamool last September, is the sitting legislator from Sabong.
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