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W Bengal Assembly polls: Mamata Banerjee files nomination from Nandigram

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: As four states of the country – Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam and one Union Territory of Puducherry, are going to contest elections for assembly seats, ministers have started filing their nominations from respective constituencies. The stakes are high for West Bengal as it is arguably the biggest election prize and to make her way up to the highest seat in the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has filed her nomination from Nandigram, on March 10.

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Mamata arrived to worship at the Shiva temple before enrollment. After this, he took out a padyatra in Haldia and filled the form. Meanwhile, BJP candidate Shubhendu Adhikari also reached Nandigram on Wednesday and inaugurated his new election office.

Addressing her party worker, Mamata Banerjee said, “It is not that easy to divide people based on 70:30 (Hindu and Muslim vote share) ratio. For us, all are equal. We don’t differentiate people based on calculation and religion.”

Mamata Banerjee also recited ‘Chandi Paath’. She said, “You cannot teach me Hinduism. I have shown you that I know the mantras to Goddesses Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kali and Durga. It is not how you do it, memorising some lines before the election and dropping them at meetings.”

Political parties are trying to make a place in the heart of the people by reprimanding each other. While the AIADMK-BJP alliance in Tamil Nadu has suffered a setback from the DMDK, the leaders of the CPIM in Kerala are in confusion with the two-term policy.

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“Earlier the CM insulted Lord Ram more than once. Then, she wrongly recited the Saraswati Mantra. Again she has recited the mantra wrongly at a public meeting,” Suvendu Adhikari tweeted.

West Bengal will go to polls in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. The results will be declared on May 2.

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