West Bengal Election: Why is Didi contesting election from Nandigram? Mamta Banerjee tweeted and stated the reason
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid tribute to the agitators who were killed in police firing in Nandigram in 2007 and said that they have decided to fight anti-Bengal forces 'in this constituency in honor of the martyrs'. Banerjee, who is contesting on Nandigram seat against her former ally and BJP candidate Shubhendu Adhikari, said that farmers are the pride of West Bengal and the state government is working tirelessly for their development. Banerjee tweeted, "Innocent villagers were shot dead in Nandigram on this day in 2007. The bodies of many people could not be found. This was the dark chapter in the history of the state. Heartfelt tribute to those who lost their lives. "
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) celebrates March 14 as 'Nandigram Day'. The party celebrates this day during the anti-land acquisition movement in 2007 in honor of those killed in police firing. The incident caused widespread anger across the country and the Calcutta High Court ordered a CBI inquiry after taking suo motu cognizance of the case. The Chief Minister tweeted another, "In memory of those who lost their lives in Nandigram, we celebrate March 14 as Farmers Day and give farmers awards. Farmers are our pride and our government is working for their all-round development. ”
Mamta Banerjee said that it is an honor for her to work with the families of the martyrs in Nandigram. He said, “I am contesting the Bengal elections 2021 as a Trinamool Congress candidate from this historic site with the encouragement of my brothers and sisters from Nandigram. It is a great honor for me to be here and work with the members of the martyred families against the forces of Bengal. ” Banerjee was the leader of the opposition TMC in 2007 and led the agitation against the Left Front government for acquiring agricultural land for industrialization in Nandigram and Singur.
His party also benefited from this and his party won 50 percent of the panchayat seats in 2008 and TMC won 19 seats in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. After this, TMC won the 2011 assembly elections as well and thus ended the 34-year long rule of the Left Front in the state. Elections will be held in eight phases for the state's 294-member assembly, which will run from March 27 to April 29. The results will be announced on May 2.