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Nandigram displays posters showing Mamata Banerjee as ‘outsider’ | India News


NANDIGRAM: Posters projecting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as an “outsider” appeared in Nandigram on Wednesday, the high-profile constituency from where the TMC supreme will present her nomination for assembly elections during the day.
Signs with “Nandigram-Medinipur wants the son of the earth and not the outsiders” written in Bengali were posted in the assembly constituency.
Banerjee faces his former confidant Suvendu Adhikari, who joined the BJP some time ago, in the Nandigram seat that will go to the polls on April 1 in the second phase.
Addressing a meeting of party workers on Tuesday, he said his decision to compete with Nandigram was motivated by love for the local people.
Banerjee also said that those who have “bowed to outsiders” are insulting the Nandigram movement by playing the communal card.
Adhikari has often called himself “bhoomiputra” (son of the earth) as he seeks revenge on the TMC supreme who has been targeting the BJP with the “outsider party” spike.
The TMC renegade has announced that if he is unable to defeat TMC supreme by 50,000 votes, he will leave politics.
Adhikari held a rally in Nandigram on Wednesday where he will inaugurate a BJP office for the elections.
Banerjee is expected to bid at a temple and hold a walking march before presenting his nomination in Haldia.
The TMC supreme had paid her obeisance on Tuesday at a local Mazar, popular with members of the minority community, and then offered prayers at the nearby ‘Maa Chandi’ temple.
Adhikari is likely to present his nomination on Friday as the BJP candidate for the assembly elections.

Times of India