Run up West Bengal In the Assembly elections, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday sent a letter to the Election Commission seeking its intervention in “sheltering criminals” over allegations made by BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram.
“It is learned that BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram is harboring non-residents of Nandigram who are harboring criminals. We request you to intervene immediately and soon the police will take necessary steps to arrest everyone,” the letter read. .
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The TMC cited four more locations where it was claimed the owner had filed anti-social material.
Nandigram has become a high-profile battlefield for the upcoming elections Suvendu Adhikari TMC has challenged the supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the seat.
Adhikari, who had earlier been a close ally of the TMC, had earlier said that the saffron party from Nandigram would defeat the ruling front by more than 50,000 votes.
Besides, the Congress-Left Front-ISF alliance on Wednesday selected Meenakshi Mukherjee, state president of the CPI (M) youth wing, to contest from Nandigram.
In the second phase of the election, polling will be held on April 1 in Nandigram.
The BJP and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) are at the forefront of election-rich West Bengal. The top leadership of the BJP has been holding public rallies and road shows across the state in recent months.
The state will see eight-phase assembly elections from March 27-27. The term of the 16th assembly in West West Bengal expires on May 30 this year. A total of 7,34,07,832 voters will elect their representatives in the 17th Assembly of West Bengal.