By 1stnewz Staff : Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that she would contest the assembly election from Nandigram, the strong hold of Suvendu Adhikari, who crossed over to the BJP last month.
"I will contest from Nandigram. Nandigram is my lucky place. Mamata Banerjee said, addressing a public meeting in the town.
The Chief Minister added that she would give a good candidate at Bhawanipore, the constituency in Kolkata that she has represented in Vidhan Sabha since 2011. "Bhawanipore, please don't feel bad. I will give you a good candidate," she said. Later in her speech, she indicated that she may contest from both constituencies and said, "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."
Shortly afterwards, it was BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari's turn to match the dramatic announcement with one of his own. "If I can't defeat her by half lakh votes, I will quit politics." he declared in Kolkata.