Bengal’s biggest battling center Nandigram is going under voting today, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee head to head with her protege-turned-most outstanding opponent Suvendu Adhikari. 30 constituencies in Bengal 39 in Assam are going under polls today.
Nandigram which is located in the East Medinipur district of Bengal is the origin of Adhikaris– the notable family in the constituency. Under Mamata Banerjee’s headings, Suvendu Adhikari had moored a famous uprising against a substance center point in 2007 that had a cascading type of influence and overturned the Left Front after their 34-year-rule in the state.
Adhikari who was a TMC member had joined BJP in the month of December after being annoyed with Ms Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee’s quick ascent in the gathering. From that point forward, he has been working as an aggressive right-winger, running a profoundly polarizing campaign. Around 30% of individuals Nandigram region are Muslims.
Angry at what she transparently saw as disloyalty, Mamata Banerjee gave it a shot at Nandigram, leaving her current seat in Kolkata’s Bhowanipur. The challenge here is currently a glory battle – one that neither can stand to lose.
In the same constituency she got injured while campaigning in early March and has been campaigning on wheelchair for last few weeks. She had filed her nomination on the same day she got injured. During her campaigning she had referred to her gotra religion and also made many temple visits.
The Election Commission has deployed total 651 teams of Central forces and called the 10,620 polling booths where polling will take place in this phase as “sensitive”. There are total 355 booths in Nandigram and total 22 seats of central forces have been deployed for that one seat. The commission has also planned for an aerial survey of the polling.
Meanwhile, In Assam, polling will be held on 39 seats and in which four ministers and the deputy speaker of the state are contesting. In 2016 election the BJP had won 22 seats, the Bodoland People’s front, a BJP ally won four seats while Asom Gana Parishad won two.
Those four ministers and Deputy speaker include Piyush Hazarika, Bhabesh Kalita and Parimal Suklabaidya, while the Deputy Speaker Aminul Haque Laskar is directly fighting against the AIUDF’s Karim Uddin Barbhuiyan in Sonai.
The Bengali-dominated Barak Valley is drawing the most attention in this phase. Up to 15 seats will witness key contests. AIUDF’s Badruddin Ajmal, who joined hands with the Congress, is expected to be a key player in this area, with the population equally divided between Hindus and Muslims.
The Bengali-ruled Barak Valley is attracting the most consideration for this phase. Up to 15 seats will observe key challenges. AIUDF’s Badruddin Ajmal, who held hands with the Congress, might be the main player in the constituency. The population of Hindus and Muslims is equally divided in the Valley.