West Bengal Assembly Elections: Mamata Banerjee To Contest Elections From Nandigram

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Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to contest the West Bengal elections from Nandigram this time. The seat in Nandigram is currently held by Suvendu Adhikari, the former TMC leader who recently joined the BJP. He had won the seat in 2016.

Mamata Banerjee addressed a huge crowd by saying, “Nandigram is close to my heart. I can forget my name but I cannot forget Nandigram. Considering the emotional attachment I have with the people of Nandigram, today I am announcing that I wish to contest the upcoming poll from Nandigram.”

Mamata Banerjee might contest the West Bengal elections from two constituencies

Banerjee had contested the elections from Bhowanipore last time. She assured the people of Bhowanipore that she would arrange a suitable candidate for them. In addition to this, she said that she might fight for both the constituencies.

Nandigram is the stronghold of the farmers’ movement which made Mamata Banerjee a clear winner in the 2011 election. She had pledged to safeguard farmers’ land from an economic zone project at that time. Right now, Banerjee aims to challenge Adhkari and also other TMC leaders who swayed their loyalties towards the BJP.

BJP luring TMC members?

Banerjee accused the BJP of luring her party’s members by turning their black money to white. However, the BJP commented by saying that Mamata Banerjee has planned on doing this out of sheer nervousness. “Mamata Banerjee’s decision to shift seat from Bhowanipore to Nandigram, for the first time in 10 years, indicates her political nervousness…”

This was tweeted by Amit Malviya, the BJP’s social media head in-charge of West Bengal. He also questioned Mamata’s decision of inducting IPS Satyajit Bandopadhyay into TMC.

In West Bengal state elections will be conducted between April-May 2021.

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