Mamata vs Suvendu: All eyes on Nandigram as the count is underway in West Bengal | India News
NEW DELHI: Mamata banerjee who led an aggressive campaign to counter the BJP attack on the West Bengal assembly elections, will be eagerly awaiting the verdict of the people in Nandigram where she is involved in intense competition with her assistant turned rival Suvendu Adhikari.
Mamata Banerjee, seeking a third term in office, left Kolkata’s Bhabanipur constituency to fight from Nandigram, the epicenter of an anti-land acquisition movement that catapulted her party to power in 2011, ending the 34 years of government of the Left Front. .
Mamata opted for Nandigram after Suvendu left Trinamool and joined the BJP.
Several TMC leaders left Trinamool along with Suvendu.
Both Mamata and Suvendu led a very aggressive campaign and indulged in attacks and counterattacks.
Exit polls have predicted a close contest between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP in eight-phase elections to the 294-member assembly.