By: Varun Kumar
March 5 2021
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will contest from Nandigram and vacate her Bhawanipore seat.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will contest from Nandigram and vacate her Bhawanipore seat. West Bengal's Legislative Assembly elections for 294 seats are expected to be held in 2021. While addressing a public meeting on Jan. 18, 2021, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that she would contest the upcoming elections in the state from Nandigram, and if possible, she would also contest from Bhawanipore in south Kolkata. She is currently the MLA from Bhawanipore. "I will contest from Nandigram. Nandigram is my lucky place. Nandigram is my big sister, Bhawanipore is my younger sister... I will fight from both if possible. In case I am unable to contest from Bhawanipore, someone else would contest," she was quoted as saying. BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari will be contesting from Nandigram against Banerjee. On March 5, Banerjee announced that she will contest the Bengal election from Nandigram and vacate her own seat of Bhawanipore in Kolkata.