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TMC chief Mamata Banerjee files nomination from Nandigram for West Bengal Election 2021

Ajeyo Basu

LAST UPDATED: March 10, 2021, 2:25 p.m.

Kolkata: Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee has filed nomination papers from Nandigram, which has become the scene of a high voltage battle in the election arena of West Bengal

In the Nandigram seat, Mamata Banerjee is contesting against Suvendu Adhikari, who had recently left the Trinamool Congress (TMC) to join the BJP. 

Mamata Banerjee filed her nomination from this seat at the SDO office in Haldia at around 1:40 pm. In the West Bengal Election 2021, Mamata Banerjee is going to contest from Nandigram seat this time leaving her traditional constituency of Bhawanipur in Kolkata.

Mamata Banerjee had led the much-talked-about Nandigram movement in the year 2007-08. This movement played an important role in ending the 34-year-long leftist rule from West Bengal in 2011. 

Here political strongman Suvendu Adhikari was an MLA from the Nandigram seat. But he had resigned from the post of MLA after leaving the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Now there is a very interesting contest between Mamata Banerjee and Suvendu Adhikari for this seat. 

It is worth mentioning that Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee reached Nandigram on Tuesday, a day before the filing of nomination papers. In Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee addressed more than 10,000 Trinamool Congress (TMC) booth workers on Tuesday. 

During this, Mamata Banerjee played the Hindutva card and attacked the BJP.

“I too am a Hindu. Nobody should teach me about Hindutva,” the West Bengal CM said.

Mamata Banerjee also visited to two temples in Nandigram in the evening. After this, playing the card of minority appeasement, Mamata Banerjee also went to a dargah in Nandigram.

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