BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari’s feedback got here quickly after he was nominated by the BJP to battle this yr’s high-stakes meeting elections within the state from Nandigram, his dwelling turf.
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:24 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) chief Suvendu Adhikari mentioned on Saturday he would defeat Mamata Banerjee, his former boss and West Bengal chief minister, and ship her again to Kolkata. Adhikari’s feedback got here quickly after he was nominated by the BJP to battle this yr’s high-stakes meeting elections within the state from Nandigram, his dwelling turf. “Nandigram (election) will not be a problem for me. I’m going to Nandigram to defeat her (Mamata Banerjee) and ship her again to Kolkata,” Adhikari mentioned whereas addressing a rally within the state’s Muchipara space.
Reiterating on his earlier level about driving the TMC out from the state, Adhikari advised reporters after the rally that he would make the lotus, the BJP’s electoral image, bloom in Nandigram and throughout Bengal. The BJP chief, who has mentioned he would give up politics if he doesn’t defeat his former boss, added that Banerjee would lose by 50,000 votes. He has made the declare earlier than as effectively.
On being requested whether or not he can be the chief minister if the BJP wins this time, Adhikari mentioned everybody works as a group within the social gathering. “Choices within the BJP are usually not made individually. I’m a disciplined and honest soldier of the social gathering. All of us are working as a group,” he mentioned.
The Nandigram constituency is of utmost significance on this yr’s meeting elections. In 2007, each Adhikari and Banerjee had headed the anti-land acquisition motion within the constituency which led to the TMC’s emergence as a outstanding political social gathering in Bengal. From there, Banerjee went on to change into the chief minister in 2011 after ending a virtually three-and-a-half decade rule of the Left Entrance within the state.
Nandigram is at the moment witnessing a storm of political and communal polarisation. The constituency has two blocks Nandigram I and Nandigram II, with the primary having a 35 per cent minority inhabitants and the second with a minority inhabitants of just about 15 per cent.
Adhikari, a former state minister and an in depth aide of Banerjee, had give up the ruling social gathering and moved to the BJP in December final yr. He had alleged that the TMC had change into corrupt and people who opposed the hierarchy needed to face Banerjee’s wrath.
West Bengal is scheduled to carry the meeting elections in eight phases from March 27 to April 29 and counting of votes will probably be held on Might 2.
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