Not worried about Nandigram but democracy: Mamata Banerjee
Nandigram/IBNS: After two-hour long standoff in Nandigram's Boyal, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she was worried about democracy and not her chance to win the seat.
Mamata said this coming out from a polling booth in Boyal with the help of CRPF and police personnel amid a clash between the TMC and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers.
"We were receiving complaints that some people were denied to vote. The BJP candidate has been doing goondaism since last night. People were threatened including our leader Abu Taher. We have filed 63 complaints," she said.
Mamata added, "I am not worried about Nandigram but democracy. They have done cheating... I am winning in Nandigram."
The Chief Minister reached Boyal at around 1:40 pm after it was reported that TMC polling agent was denied an entry into a booth.
While Mamata's rival from the BJP, Suvendu Adhikari exuded confidence in winning the seat, the TMC supremo has accused Union Home Minister Amit Shah of controlling the CRPF and motivating them to work in favour of the saffron party.
"I won't blame the CRPF and police. The BJP has brought goons from outside the state. This is the unfortunate part. I feel sorry for the Election Commission for their silence. They are one sidedly supporting the BJP candidate," she said.
Visiting Boyal after Mamata departed, Suvendu said with a smile, "Begum is not going to win here... She has lost the election."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his campaign at Uluberia in West Bengal said, "The Nandigram incident shows Mamata Banerjee has lost the election."
"Didi, are you filing your nomination from another seat?" Modi said, taking a swipe at Mamata.
However, TMC sources said Mamata won't be fighting from any other seat as she is confident to win in Nandigram.