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The possible contest between Mamata Banerjee and Suvendu Adhikari puts Nandigram in a dilemma | India News

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NEW DELHI: A possible contest between West Bengal’s Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) Supreme Mamata Banerjee and her former confidant turned rival Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigarm has put constituency people in serious trouble dilemma.
It has become difficult for voters to choose between the two popular leaders in the upcoming state elections.
Suvendu Adhikari was Nandigram’s TMC MLA from 2016 until he resigned on December 16 last year and joined the BJP after he parted ways with Mamata Banerjee. He enjoys considerable influence among the people of Nandigram.
He was the face of the agitation against the land acquisition of the local population by the Left Front government in 2007. While Mamata Banerjee led the movement, Adhikari led from the front, staging protests against the special economic zone (SEZ) where Salim from Indonesia The group wanted to establish a chemical center.
Several people had lost their lives in clashes between the police and the local population of Nandigram. However, Adhikari became a hero and this turmoil helped Mamata to gain power in the 2011 assembly elections.
Last week, Mamata announced that she would compete with Nandigram. Adhikari was quick to react by stating that he would defeat his former leader by at least half a lakh vote or else leave politics.
Although Adhikari has declared his intention, the BJP has not officially announced his candidacy for Nandigram. But a possible contest between Mamata and Adhikari has forced the local population to think about who would be a better option.
Two large clippings of Mamata Banerjee and Adhikari adorning opposite sides of the street in Nandigram’s Tengua Bazaar sum up the prevailing political mood in the area that is garnering national attention following the announcement of the first of his Nandigram candidacy.

Times of India

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