12 - 04 - 2021

"Keep Ex-CM Letter Pad Ready": Suvendu Adhikari's Jab At Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Jan 19,2021:BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari launched an attack today at his former colleague Mamata Banerjee for her decision to contest the West Bengal assembly election from Nandigram, the seat where he was MLA from Trinamool Congress till he switched to BJP.

Analysts say the Chief Minister's announcement that she would contest from a second seat, apart from Bhawanipore, has taken the wind out of Mr Adhikari's planned offensive as now he has to either contest against her in a tough fight or look for a safer seat, but one that might make him look weak.

However, Ms Banerjee contesting from Nandigram also makes Mr Adhikari her direct rival. Till now only junior Trinamool Congress leaders were countering him, but the party chief will have to step in fully.

"She (Mamata Banerjee) will contest elections from Nandigram. She should get a letter pad ready with the words 'former CM' written on it," Mr Adhikari at a rally in Purba Medinipur district today, news agency ANI reported.

Mr Adhikari's fresh attack comes a day after he challenged that he would quit politics if he or any candidate the BJP fields at Nandigram failed to defeat Ms Banerjee by a margin of 50,000 votes.