Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to contest Bengal polls from Nandigram

Mamata-Subhendu fight in the fort of TMC’s Nandigram is surely an interesting twist in Bengal politics.

The West Bengal chief minister would contest the upcoming Bengal polls from two seats, one is Nandigram, the other one being Bhawanipore, an assembly constituency in Kolkata. Banerjee made the announcement while addressing a public rally in Nandigram. While addressing her supporters, Banerjee said Trinamool would return to power by winning the upcoming elections and said she was not worried about her party leaders who are jumping over to the BJP.

It is important to note that Suvendu Adhikari, who joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently, had registered a vigorous win in West Bengal elections 2016 as a TMC candidate. He was one of the main stalwarts of crucial Nandigram movement which immensely helped the Trinamool in defeating the Left Front government of 34 years in 2011 West Bengal Assembly elections and assuming power. Adhikari helped Trinamool by organising the campaign against land acquisition in Nandigram. He also successfully brought Left's strongholds: West Midnapore district, Bankura and Purulia into TMC's fold.
Suvendu Adhikari is considered to be a very strongman in Nandigram and with Banerjee announcing to contest from the same area, it will surely see some rising political drama in the fort of TMC, where also BJP has eyed their winning.

Adhikari quit Trinamool following alleged rift with Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee, who has emerged as the second most powerful person in the party after the Bengal CM. Recently his brother has also been removed and his father is also removed as District Chief from Digha Development board.

Mamata-Suvendu fight in the fort of TMC’s Nandigram is surely an interesting twist in Bengal politics.

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