On the one hand, Mamata Banerjee has recently revolted from the TMC and announced to contest from Nandigram, the stronghold of Shuvendu Adhikari, who came to the BJP, on the other hand, the official has promised to defeat the West Bengal Chief Minister here. Predicting that Mamata Banerjee would lose by 50,000 votes, she said that she (Shuvendu) would leave politics if she won.
BJP leader Shuvendu Adhikari, once considered Mamata Banerjee’s right-hand man, said, “He only went to Nandigram during the election. What can he say about what he has done for the people of Nandigram? He who fought against will lose by 50,000 votes. If I can’t, I will leave politics. “
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The former Trinamool leader, however, said that the BJP leadership would not arbitrarily take a final decision on the candidates after detailed discussions, unlike the Trinamool Congress. The day before, Banerjee had surprised everyone by announcing to elect the assembly from Nandigram. The political heavyweight won from this seat.
The official said, “If my party takes the field from Nandigram, I will defeat them by a margin of at least 50,000 votes, otherwise I will leave politics.” He said, however, that if the Trinamool Congress runs ‘Banerjee and his nephew’ in a dictatorial manner, the BJP candidates will decide after discussion and the party will have to decide on my candidature. ‘
“I don’t know where I will be taken and whether I will be dropped off,” he told BJP workers after a three-kilometer road show. He said Banerjee had thought of Nandigram just before the election and had accused him of increasing service four times to an IPS officer involved in the Nandigram shootings. The BJP leader alleged that Banerjee was playing with the feelings of the people of Nandigram but “this time it will not work and his party will be democratically thrown into the Bay of Bengal.” Most of the people were brought in from outside.
Regarding Mamata Banerjee’s announcement of her candidature from Nandigram, Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said, “Mamata Banerjee is ready to defeat them from anywhere. Veteran BJP leaders grabbed her and pushed her to Nandigram. Today is the opportunity to remove her from there.”