Mamata files nomination from Nandigram

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday filed her nomination for Nandigram assembly seat.

She will face her former protege and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari.

Mamata exuded confidence of winning it, saying she has never returned empty-handed from the land of anti-farm land acquisition movement.

Banerjee, accompanied by TMC president Subrata Bakshi, filed her papers at the Haldia sub-divisional office after taking part in a 2-km roadshow.

She offered prayers at a temple before filing her nomination, and at another after doing so.

Deputy chairman of East Midnapore zilla parishad Sheikh Sufiyan has been appointed as Banerjee’s election agent.

Banerjee said that she had made up her mind this time to contest either from the Singur or Nandigram – the cradles of the anti-farm land acquisition movement which had catapulted her to power in 2011.

TMC chief will contest from Nandigram for the first time after relinquishing her Bhowanipore constituency in Kolkata. She has rented a house in Nandigram and will campaign from there, media reports said.