Suvendu Adhikari will win in Nandigram by huge margin of votes: Amit Shah
Nandigram/IBNS: Holding a mega roadshow in the closing hours of campaign, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the excitement of people of Nandigram towards the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) proved Suvendu Adhikari's clear win in the high-voltage seat.
"The excitement of people in the roadshow shows that BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari is set to win in Nandigram by a huge margin," said Shah at a press conference in Reapara.
BJP's Suvendu is taking on his former boss Mamata Banerjee, who took the reign of her party Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the constituency, which is going to polls on Apr 1.
On the Nandigram election, Shah said, "People of Nandigram want to defeat Mamata Banerjee. And if she loses in Nandigram, she will be losing in the entire state."
Hitting back at the BJP strongman, TMC Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien tweeted, "He paid his first visit to Nandigram. He did his road show. He addressed the media. You won’t see him ever again in Nandigram."
He paid his first visit to #Nandigram.— Derek O'Brien | ডেরেক ও'ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) March 30, 2021
He did his road show.
He addressed the media.
You won’t see him ever again in Nandigram.
The Nandigram battle took a new turn after Mamata slammed Suvendu and his parliamentarian father Sisir Adhikari, a former TMC man, for allowing police to enter into Nandigram during the land movement in 2007.
Hitting out at Mamata for her U-turn from earlier stance, Sisir Adhikari said, "Surmising a clean-defeat in Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee has lost her mind and that's why she is making such baseless allegations."
The Left, which has always maintained that the police firing was a conspiracy, has hit out at Mamata following her remark.
CPI-M leader and Jadavpur Assembly constituency's candidate Sujan Chakraborty said that Mamata Banerjee's remark had exposed the truth about the Nandigram incident.
"We knew that the truth would reveal itself one day. Bengal is still compensating for misunderstanding you," Chakraborty wrote on his Facebook page addressing the then Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya.
In a statement, Bhattacharya, whose government was ousted in 2011, has said the conspirators are now divided into two parties, which he most-likely meant to be the TMC and BJP.