Trinamool Congress chief Mahua Moitra took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi after latter claimed that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will contest election from one other seat as a result of her loss in Nandigram is imminent.
Responding to Modi, Moitra stated that the Prime Minister ought to fear about Varanasi seat as a result of Banerjee will contest elections towards him from right here. Varanasi is the parliamentary seat of PM Modi which he gained first time in 2014 and retained in 2019.
“Contesting from second seat? PM Modi jabs Mamata Banerjee Sure Mr. Prime Minister, she’s going to. And it will likely be Varanasi! So go get your armour on,” she stated sarcastically.
“Didi is successful Nandigram. The query of her preventing from one other seat does not come up. Narendra Modi Ji, retract out of your efforts to mislead individuals earlier than they see your lies with the tip of nomination in WB. Search for a safer seat in 2024, as you’ll be challenged in Varanasi,” All India Trinamool Congress tweeted from its official Twitter account.
Whereas addressing a rally in Uluberia on Thursday, PM Modi took potshots at Banerjee and requested whether or not she is considering preventing from one other constituency. “Didi, is there any fact within the hearsay that you’re going to file nomination from one other constituency? First, you went there (Nandigram), and the individuals gave you a solution. In case you go some other place, the individuals of Bengal are prepared,” he stated.
Later, TMC dismissed PM Modi’s declare that Banerjee will contest from one other seat aside from Nandigram. “The query of CM preventing from any second seat doesn’t come up. She is successful Nandigram comfortably,” high sources within the TMC informed India At this time TV.
The clarification from the TMC got here after PM Modi claimed that Mamata Banerjee will now be submitting her nomination from a second seat.
Mamata is dealing with one of the vital troublesome political challenges of her life. She is dealing with a stiff problem from BJP within the ballot after helming West Bengal for a decade. In Nandigram, she is contesting elections towards her aide-turned-rival Suvendu Adhikari who had give up TMC final December and is now preventing on a BJP ticket. Greater than a political battle, the battle for Nandigram has become considered one of status and has assumed the proportions of a private battle to resolve who owns the legacy of the Nandigram motion.
Adhikari spearheaded the anti-land-acquisition motion in Nandigram in 2007. Within the 2009 basic elections, Adhikari gained from Tamluk. In 2014, he was re-elected to Lok Sabha from Tamluk. He, nevertheless, resigned in 2016 after successful the Meeting polls from Nandigram and was made Transport Minister. Banerjee, who represented Bhowanipore seat within the Meeting since 2011, determined to contest from Nandigram after Adhikari’s exit from the TMC.
Nandigram witnessed 80.79% voter turnout on Thursday.