West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is prone to file her nomination from Nanadigram for the Meeting election on Wednesday. She is taking up Suvendu Adhikari from the Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) setting the stage for a high-profile contest.
Adhikari, as soon as an in depth aide of Banerjee switched to BJP in December final yr. Within the record of 57 candidates launched by the BJP on Saturday, he was named as a contestant from Nandigram.
Adhikari is anticipated to file his nomination from the seat on March 12.
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The election in West Bengal might be held in eight phases ranging from March 27 with the ultimate spherical of voting going down on April 29. The counting of votes will happen on Could 2. Nandigram, the cradle of the anti-land acquisition motion that catapulted Banerjee to energy in 2011, will witness polling on April 1, within the second of the eight phases of polling.
Whereas Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) is aiming to return to energy for the third consecutive time, the BJP has vowed to cease that from taking place. Buoyed by its sturdy efficiency within the Lok Sabha election in 2019, the get together is seeking to emerge as severe contender in race to energy within the state.
Banerjee has accused the BJP of enjoying the communal card and stated they may undergo humiliating defeat in polls.
“They’re insulting the sacred Nandigram motion and enjoying the communal card. Folks of Nandigram will make BJP ‘April idiot’ on April 1 through the polling,” the chief minister asserted on Tuesday.
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She is already in Nandigram the place she visited a temple and a mausoleum yesterday. As she entered the temple, ladies, who lined up subsequent to the shrine, blew conch shells to greet her. On the mausoleum, too, she was prolonged a heat welcome.
Banerjee additionally stopped at a roadside stall, the place she ready tea for the purchasers, a lot to the astonishment of the store proprietor.
Adhikari gained the Nandigram seat within the 2016 meeting election, whereas one other TMC candidate emerged victorious from the constituency in 2011.