West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has alleged police forces from BJP- ruled states have been brought in to “terrorise” voters in Nandigram assembly seat where she is locked in a keen contest with confidante-turned-adversary Suvendu Adhikari of the saffron party.
Remember, if I have entered Nandigram once, I will not leave. Nandigram is my place, I will stay here, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Sona Chura, Nandigram.
Before leading a colourful road show from Bhangabera, Banerjee told a public meeting in Sonachura that police personnel from Madhya Pradesh have been deployed to “terrorise” voters in villages and tilt the balance in favour of the BJP.
She, however, said she was confident of a massive win from the seat and also about leading her party to a third straight term in power. In a veiled threat to Adhikari, she said, “They (police forces from outside) will be here only for a few days. Make no mistake, we will be back and give the betrayers a befitting reply.” She said the Election Commission is being apprised of the alleged acts of impropriety by police personnel from outside.
“During election cast your votes peacefully. Keep in mind, ‘cool cool Trinamool, thanda thanda cool cool, vote pabe joda phool’. Keep your mind cool for 48 hours,” the West Bengal CM urged the people .