The West Bengal Assembly election is likely to witness a direct contest between TMC turncoat Suvendhu Adhikari who joined the BJP earlier this year, and Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram, the constituency that catapulted Didi and the TMC to power in the state.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already announced to contest as the Trinamool Congress candidate from Nandigram. Reports suggest Mamata Banerjee wants to contest from Nandigram alone, instead of two constituencies, her usual being Bhabanipur.
The decision to field Suvendu Adhikari from the Nandigram seat, according to Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh was taken at the BJP’s core committee meeting on candidates in Bengal on Thursday.
The assembly elections in West Bengal are set to be held in eight phases between March 27 and April 29. The votes will be counted on May 2.