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West Bengal Assembly Elections | Suvendu Adhikari files nomination from Nandigram in high-stakes battle against Mamata Banerjee

Suvendu Adhikari. File   | Photo Credit: Ashoke Chakrabarty

BJP candidate for the Nandigram Assembly seat Suvendu Adhikari on Friday filed his nomination papers at the office of the Sub Divisional Officer, Haldia. Other nominees of the party, including Haldia MLA Tapasi Mondal, also filed their nomination papers at the same venue.

Mr. Adhikari is facing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the constituency.

Before submitting his nomination, he visited a couple of temples in Nandigram and addressed a public meeting. “Nandigram is not just an Assembly seat. It is the symbol of the fight against forcible land acquisition and played a crucial role in the change of 2011,” he said. He pointed out that 41 people had lost their lives in the violence during 2007 -08. 

The biggest issue the State people were facing was economic crisis. The number of unemployed youth in the State had increased to two crore, he stated.

 Mr. Adhikari was accompanied by Union Ministers Dharmendra Prashant and Smriti Irani. 

Ms. Irani said, “The Trinamool Congress claims that Bengal wants its own daughter, which daughter are you talking about, the family members of whose families were killed and hanged in public.” She took a dig at Trinamool Congress slogan “Khela Hobe (game will be played)”, adding that the Trinamool Congress had played with the fate of people.

 Sanjukta Morcha supported CPI(M) candidate Minakshi Mukherjee also filed her nomination papers from Nandigram. She said the morcha would raise issues concerning the livelihood of people. 

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