West Bengal Elections 2021: Suvendu Adhikari is also hitting back at Mamata with equal measure from his home turf, where he opened a new party office earlier today. Adhikari will file his nomination from Nandigram on March 12.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Assembly Election News Updates: Another MLA from Trinamool Congress has resigned from the party to join the BJP. TMC MLA Gaurishankar Dutta today joined BJP in presence of Rajib Banerjee, who himself quit the Trinamool to join the saffron party ahead of the election. Today, Bengali actors Rajshree Rajbanshi and Bonny Sengupta also joined the BJP.
Political temperature is rising up in West Bengal with chief minister Mamata Banerjee stepping up attack on her former cabinet colleague Suvendu Adhikary from his stomping ground, Nandigram. She today filed her nomination from Nandigram. Adhikari is also hitting back at Mamata with equal measure from his home turf, where he opened a new party office earlier today. Adhikari will file his nomination from Nandigram on March 12.
On Tuesday, Mamata Banerjee visited a temple and a mausoleum in Nandigram, and said she “does not believe in divisive politics”. After addressing a party workers’ meeting, the chief minister paid her reverence at the local mazar, popular among members of the minority community, and then offered prayers at Maa Chandi temple nearby. Banerjee also visited a roadside stall, where she prepared tea for the customers, much to the astonishment of the shop owner.
West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 News Updates, Mamata Banerjee Nomination From Nandigram
Mamata Banerjee is pitted against her former confidante Suvendu Adhikari, who joined the BJP last December, in the high-profile Nandigram seat that will go to poll on April 1 in Phase-II. Without naming Adhikari even once, Banerjee on Tuesday said she had made up her mind to contest either from the Singur or Nandigram — the two cradles of anti-land acquisition movement — that catapulted her to power in 2011. She said she decided to contest from Nandigram because of overwhelming response of the people. "I have heard some people are calling me an outsider in Nandigram. I am amazed. I was born and brought up in the neighbouring Birbhum district, and the person who is calling me an outsider was born in Midnapore. Today I have become an outsider, and those coming from Gujarat have become insiders in Bengal," she told a gathering of TMC workers. (PTI)