In a bitter battle for Nandigram in the West Bengal Assembly elections, Chief Minister and TMC (Trinamool Congress) supremo Mamata Banerjee is taking on BJP’s Suvendhu Adhikari.
Polling for 30 Assembly seats including high-profile Nandigram in second phase of Assembly elections are underway.
In the second phase, all eyes are on Nandigram, where sitting chief minister Mamata Banerjee is taking on TMC defector and her former confidante Suvendu Adhikari.
Suvendu Adhikari is the sitting MLA from Nandigram, which falls under Tamluk Lok Sabha constituency currently held by BJP leader’s brother Dibyendu Adhikari.
Nandigram will witness the most high-profile contest where Mamata Banerjee and Suvendu Adhikari are taking on each other.
Authorities have banned large gatherings in the constituency for what is easily the most high-profile contest of this election that has seen supporters of rival parties clash in recent months.
Twenty two companies of paramilitary troops were deployed to the constituency, an Election Commission observer added.
More than 75 lakh voters will decide the fate of 191 candidates in the 30 seats spread across four districts of Purba and Paschim Medinipur, South 24 Parganas and Bankura.
Polls are being held in West Bengal over eight phases amid tight security and conclude on April 29.
Results will be announced on May 2, alongside several other state and territory elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.