Suvendu Vows To Defeat Mamata As Bengal CM Announces To Fight From Nandigram Seat | Key Points

West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: Banerjee chose Nandigram to make the big announcement reflects the TMC supremo’s determination to take the BJP, which has launched a spirited campaign to unseat her after a decade-long stint in power, head on.

Updated: January 18, 2021 11:51 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Victor Dasgupta

Suvendu will face Mamata Banerjee in upcoming polls.

West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: With West Bengal polls inching closer, the state has been witnessing major political developments at regular intervals. The ruling Trinamool Congress, which is quite confident of winning the polls, has launched a series of attacks on the Bharatiya Janata Party on the issues of farmers, job creation, and economy. The Saffron Camp, on the other hand, is leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters of the state with promises to turn Bengal into ‘Sonar Bangla’ again.

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On Monday, both the TMC and the Bharatiya Janata Party held high voltage political rallies in the state. With Mamata Banerjee announcing that she will fight the upcoming state poll from Nandigram, BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari, once a close aide of Didi, promptly accepted the challenge and announced that he will either defeat the TMC supremo or quit politics.

Banerjee chose Nandigram to make the big announcement reflects the TMC supremo’s determination to take the BJP, which has launched a spirited campaign to unseat her after a decade-long stint in power, head on.

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Mamata Banerjee on Monday declared she will contest the upcoming assembly election from Nandigram, as she took her battle for West Bengal to the home turf of BJP heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari.

BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari accepts the challenge thrown by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to contest from his Nandigram assembly seat, asserting he will defeat her in the election or quit politics.

“If I am fielded by my party from Nandigram, I will defeat her by a margin of at least 50,000 votes or I will quit politics,” Suvendu Adhikari said.

Ruckus broke out at Suvendu Adhikari’s election rally in South Kolkata. Stones were pelted and several vehicles were vandalised as the BJP took out a rally in Trinamool Congress’ turf in Mudali area.

We will support Mamata Banerjee in the West Bengal Assembly elections to defeat BJP who wants to win by spreading hatred. In 2017 as well, they won in Uttar Pradesh by propagating hatred: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav

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Published Date: January 18, 2021 11:38 PM IST

Updated Date: January 18, 2021 11:51 PM IST