Didi holds roadshow on wheelchair, reveals reason for contesting from Nandigram

Mamata revealed that she is contesting the state assembly elections from Nandigram to pay tributes to those who lost their lives in the 2007 fire incident.

Soon after getting discharged from hospital following the Nandigram incident, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday held a massive roadshow in Kolkata's Hazra on a wheelchair and said that her "bold fight" to protect their revered land will continue and she will "never bow down to cowardice".


Didi, who held the five-kilometre roadshow from Mayo Road to Hazra More, also revealed that she is contesting the forthcoming Bengal assembly elections from Nandigram to pay tributes to those who lost their lives in the 2007 fire incident.


"On this day, in 2007, innocent villagers were killed in firing at Nandigram. Many bodies could not be found. It was a dark chapter in the history of the State. Heartfelt tribute to all those who lost their lives," she tweeted before the road show.


"In memory of those who lost their lives in Nandigram, we observe March 14 as Krishak Dibas every year and give away the Krishak Ratna awards. Farmers are our pride and our government is working for their all-round development," she added.


While Mamata held a roadshow in Kolkata with injured leg, her former aide Suvendu Adhikari, made a staunching attack on her, calling 'opportunists' who gave promotions to officers responsible for the Nandigram police firing have no right to seek votes.


"It is ironic that those who have given promotions to police officers responsible for the Nandigram massacre are now celebrating Nandigram Divas. The TMC has also inducted some of these police officers into their party after their retirement. Don't cast a single vote in their favour who have betrayed and insulted you all," he said.

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