Bharatiya Janata Occasion candidate Suvendu Adhikari, who has been fielded towards West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram in East Midnapore district, could be submitting his nomination immediately.
Banerjee, who’s now admitted in a hospital in Kolkata with ankle accidents after being allegedly attacked, had filed her nomination on Wednesday.
Adhikari is more likely to file his nomination round 11.30am. He’s additionally scheduled to carry a public rally later within the day.
“He would first carry out puja on the Singhabahini Mandir and Janakinath Mandir on Friday earlier than heading for Haldia the place he could be submitting his nomination on the SDO workplace,” stated a neighborhood BJP chief.
Adhkari’s nomination rally could be led by at the least three central ministers; Smriti Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan and Babul Supriyo, stated BJP leaders.
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Nandigram being his house turf, Adhikari was seen providing pujas in a number of temples and collaborating in spiritual actions, together with kirtan and taking part in dhols, right here.
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee additionally visited a number of temples earlier than fling her nomination; Jankinath mandir, Parul mandir, and Chandi mandir, to call some.
Each the TMC and the BJP stated there was nothing new in political leaders visiting locations or worship. “Banerjee visits temples, mazaars and church buildings frequently. She stays close to Kalighat Temple in Kolkata and makes it some extent to go to the temple on Poila Baisakh — the Bengali New 12 months day. She inaugurates greater than 100 Durga Puja pandals yearly,” stated Saugata Roy, TMC MP.
“There’s nothing new on this. In rural Bengal, folks repeatedly go to temples,” stated Samik Bhattacharya, BJP spokesperson in West Bengal.
Nonetheless, the Congress has criticised this pattern, saying that each the BJP and the TMC — the ruling celebration on the Centre and the state respectively — have failed on the event entrance and therefore, had been diverting the eye of the folks.
“They (BJP and TMC) don’t have anything to supply on the subject of schooling, well being, job and shelter. They’ve failed. So now they need to battle the elections with totally different agenda. For this you want temple, mosques and church buildings.
“There isn’t any hurt in visiting a temple or a mosque. However, as the 2 events don’t have anything to say on growth, they’ve began a contest to go to temples and different spiritual establishments,” stated Amitabha Chakraborty, Congress chief.