Big victory for BJP in West Bengal. The BJP on Sunday won an election to a cooperative body in Nandigram in West Bengal’s East Medinipur district, the constituency of Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari. The Bhekutiya Samay Krishi Samiti, long held by Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC), took over the saffron camp. Since Sunday morning, there is an atmosphere of tension in the area around this election. After the announcement of the results in the afternoon, the BJP won 11 of the 12 seats. Trinamool, on the other hand, somehow managed to win only one seat. However, the Trinamool won that seat by just one vote. The ruling camp claims that the opposition leaders won by bringing in outsiders and terrorizing them. However, the BJP counter-claims that they have won the election with a clear mandate.
The entire area was buzzing with enthusiasm since morning for the election of Bhekutia Samabe Agriculture Committee. Heavy police force reached the area to handle the situation. The police somehow managed to handle both the groups trying to create a nuisance. The BJP camp claimed that even though their leader Suvendu was not present in the area on the day of polling, Trinamool leaders abused him by chanting his name. However, the Trinamool camp has denied such allegations.
Nandigram Trinamool block president Bappaditya Kar said, “We have demanded a peaceful election. Booths by forcing them to influence voters. We wanted a peaceful vote. But the BJP has won the vote with a tremendous force.”
BJP national vice president Dilip Ghosh said, “Trinamool will lose and BJP will win where people can vote in Bengal. The same thing happened in Bhekutiya Samabe Krishi Samiti election in Nandigram. Trinamool’s allegation of bringing in outsiders is completely false. Is.” He further added, “The Trinamool wanted to win the elections cooperatively with the police and outsiders. But they lost because the common people turned against them.”
The Bhekutia area of Nandigram has been a BJP stronghold for years. In the last assembly elections, the opposition leader was ahead of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by nearly 6,000 votes from the region.