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Suvendu bringing in ‘armed men’ in Nandigram’

Nandigram : Nandigram residents are claiming to have seen scores of ‘armed men in security personnel’s uniform’ and ‘miscreants from outside...

: Nandigram residents are claiming to have seen scores of ‘armed men in security personnel’s uniform’ and ‘miscreants from outside’ entering Nandigram late at night since the past few day. This is apparently at the behest of Suvendu Adhikari, former TMC leader and BJP Nandigram candidate say the villagers while talking to Kolkata Konnect. The Trinamool Congress lodged a complaint with the Election Commission on Monday, alleging that Suvendu Adhikari is harbouring criminals and putting them up in different hotels and guest houses in West Bengal.

The villagers in Thakurchak, a minority dominated area have claimed that they saw miscreants coming with arms in a building. Miscreants wearing securitymen’s uniform is nothing new in Nandigram. CPI-M hoodlums had been seen fighting in such uniforms and chappals.

“Suvendu has started bringing armed men from outside in the garb of securitymen They are wearing uniforms like CAPF and ready with firearms,” said Sahanwabi, a villager from Tekhali and a staunch Didi loyalist.

Reigniting memories of the  Nandigram movement, when Suvendu Adhikari was instrumental in organizing the villagers and people to fight the CPI-M ‘harmads’ (goons) against land acquisition, Suvendu’s men will be fighting against Mamata Banerjee this time.

“We are TMC people and villagers. We are ready to fight back,” a TMC supporter said.

However, there is a possibility of Mamata’s own people turning the tables on her secretly on poll day. Many Trinamool workers, who are now working for Mamata, said they will vote for BJP on April 1.

Mamata Banerjee has been camping in Nandigram from Sunday and organizing various internal meetings drawing up a battle plan to fight back.

An attempt to acquire land to build a chemical hub for Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (a special economic zone) made Nandigram, the eye of the storm in 2007. The place became with a violent farmer’s movement, which led to the death of 14 people. On March 14 that year a clash between policemen, ruling party members and villagers in Nandigram had left 14 people dead and many injured. 

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