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Mamata Banerjee versus Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram: 4 scenarios of West Bengal assembly elections

IndiaTimes Friday, 5 March 2021
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday declared the names of 291 candidates for the 294-member state assembly. Banerjee would contest from Nandigram, the constituency held by her former loyalist Suvendu Adhikari who crossed over to the BJP in December last year. The high-voltage election is a do-or-die battle for both Banerjee and Adhikari.
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News video: Suvendu Adhikari to contest Bengal election from Nandigram seat against Mamata Banerjee

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BJP's Central Election Committee has approved the names of candidates on 57 seats for West Bengal Assembly elections. Bharatiya Janata Party backed Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram seat against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of Bengal Assembly elections, informed National General...

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