Mamata Banerjee announced to contest from Nandigram seat. She will file her nomination on March 11 on Mahashivaratri.
On 7 March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Kolkata, West Bengal. Modi’s rally is to be held at Brigade Ground. On this day, the Chief Minister of the state Mamata Banerjee will also undertake a march in protest against the rising prices of LPG in Darjeeling and Siliguri.
Mamata on Thursday announced to contest from Nandigram in the assembly elections. Shubhendu Adhikari, who went to BJP from Trinamool, has been an MLA from Nandigram. Mamata will file her nomination on March 11 on Mahashivaratri. At the same time, Mukul Roy, BJP’s national vice president and senior leader of Bengal in Delhi, said that party workers want Subhendu Adhikari to contest from Nandigram seat, but the party high command has not taken any decision on this yet.
What Do You Mean By “Khela Hobe”?
Meanwhile, BJP general secretary and party in-charge of Bengal Kailash Vijayvargiya has attacked Mamata Banerjee. He said, “Mamata Banerjee says “Khela Hobe” (Game On). What is played? Does that mean capturing of polling booths, intimidating voters, no fair elections? TMC wants to try to play all this and keeping this in mind, we have made all information available to the Election Commission.”
TMC MP demands removal of Deputy Election Commissioner
TMC Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien has written a letter to the Election Commission demanding the removal of West Bengal Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain. He said that in the year 2019 also Jain had charge of West Bengal. At that time the idol of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was broken during the procession of Amit Shah before the Lok Sabha elections. The TMC MP said that Jain had then sent an incorrect report to the Election Commission, on the basis of which the election campaign was stopped two days before polling.
He claimed that the BJP broke the statue, but no action was taken against Shah and his procession. He said that Jain’s behavior was completely biased. Meanwhile, a BJP delegation led by Dharmendra Pradhan and Bhupendra Yadav also met the Election Commission. BJP leaders demanded the removal of TMC leaders appointed to the post of Administrator in the Municipal Corporation of Bengal. The delegation told the commission that Mamata’s leaders could influence the election.