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WB Polls: BJP’s Suvendu Pitted Against CM Mamata in Nandigram

The Quint
·1-min read

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari will be contesting the West Bengal Assembly election from Nandigram seat, the party announced on Saturday, 6 March.

On Friday, 5 March, as the Trinamool released its first list of candidates for the upcoming polls, Mamata Banerjee announced that she would only contest the election from Nandigram and not from her home seat of Bhowanipore.

Taking a swipe at Mamata Banerjee, Adhikari had also called West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee an “outsider” on her move to contest the state elections from Nandigram.

Suvendu Adhikari was previously a TMC MLA, but had joined the BJP ahead of the elections.

Meanwhile, as per BJP General Secretary Arun Singh, BJP's Central Election Committee has approved the names of candidates of 57 seats for West Bengal Assembly elections.

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