Mamata Banerjee decides to contest West Bengal polls from Nandigram

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that she would contest upcoming state Assembly Election 2021 from Nandigram. 

Mamata made the announcement while addressing a public rally in Nandigram-the Assembly constituency earlier represented by TMC leader Suvendu Adhikari who recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).. 

While addressing a rally, the TMC leader said her party would return to power by winning the upcoming elections.

Mamata said she was not worried about those joining rival parties as they were not there when the Trinamool Congress was formed.

The Chief Minister further said that she may contest the polls from two constituencies, the other one being Bhabanipur in Kolkata, which is her home turf. “In case I am unable to contest from Bhabanipur someone else will. I don’t want to neglect Bhabanipur also,” she added. 

Reacting to the news, BJP’s Amit Malviya in a tweet said, “Mamata Banerjee’s decision to shift seat from Bhowanipore to Nandigram, for the first time in 10 years, indicates her political nervousness…Will she explain why IPS Satyajit Bandopadhyay, chargesheeted by CBI for firing on protesting farmers in Nandigram, was inducted in TMC?”