West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is planning to construct a hut for herself at Nandigram in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district, the Trinamool Congress chief mentioned on Tuesday.
Banerjee, who could be contesting the approaching meeting elections from Nandigram, is scheduled to file her nomination immediately.
“I’ve taken a home on hire in Nandigram for one yr. I’d come each three months. It’s only a two-room home at Reyapara in Nandigram block-II. I’ve determined that later, I’d construct a hut right here (in Nandigram),” Banerjee mentioned in her first tackle to get together staff in her constituency since saying her candidature from right here, including that she at all times sticks to her phrase.
Even after coming to energy, Banerjee has continued to reside in her nondescript single-storey home in a dingy lane near the Kalighat temple in south Kolkata. “I’m a village lady. I’ve a love for villages. I used to be introduced up within the metropolis and the town supplied all the things. However are you aware why I at all times return to the villages? It’s as a result of my childhood, which is now misplaced, was spent within the village. Each time I went to the village, I used to plant saplings of paddy and mustard and stroll amid croplands and sugarcane fields. I used to be at all times interested in villages,” she mentioned.
The TMC chief could be submitting her nomination papers immediately. “She could be submitting her nomination from SDO workplace in Haldia,” mentioned a TMC chief from East Midnapore district. Nandigram is all decked up for the day with wall graffiti, posters, banners and hoardings of Mamata Banerjee.
In the meantime, Banerjee’s protégé-turned-rival Suvendu Adhikari, whom the BJP has pitted in opposition to her, is scheduled to inaugurate the BJP’s election workplace at Nandigram. He’s anticipated to file his nomination on March 12. A minimum of two Union ministers are more likely to be current on that day.
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Nandigram, positioned round 100 km south of Kolkata, is certainly one of most prestigious meeting constituencies for the TMC as a result of mass actions in opposition to land acquisition throughout 2006-08 right here paved the way in which for Banerjee’s political resurrection and propelled her to energy in 2011.
With Adhikari, a BJP heavyweight pitted in opposition to the chief minister from Nandigram, West Bengal is more likely to see one of the high-pitched ballot battles in current instances. Nandigram goes into polls on April 1.
The eight-phase elections for 294 seats of the West Bengal meeting are scheduled to be held between March 27 and April 29. Counting of votes will probably be held on Could 2.