Kolkata, Oct 3 (UNI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday described her massive victory from Bhawanipur as people’s reaction to the ‘conspiracy’ in Nandigram.
Talking to the media, Banerjee, who surpassed her earlier winning margins this time and defeated her nearest BJP rival Priyanka Tibrewal by 58,832 votes, said, “There was a conspiracy in Nandigram. Bhawanipur answered back spontaneously. As the Nandigram episode is still sub-judice, I don’t want to talk about it anymore. Bhawanipur has made it obvious what Bengal wants.”
Banerjee thanked the people of Bhawanipur and said, “I am indebted the way people voted despite Covid and rain. 46% of non-Bengali voters are there in Bhawanipur. People of all strata and beliefs voted for me. I got leads in all wards. This is the first time this has happened. The people of Bhawanipur have demonstrated the whole country, what Bengal wants.”
“I will not indicate victory with two fingers. I will indicate victory with three fingers. Because we have won in three places. I am nobody when I’m alone,” she added.
She also declared the names of contenders for Santipur, Dinhata and Kharadha byelections.
“Brajakishor Goswami will contest from Santipur, Udayan Guha from Dinhata and Sovandeb Chattopadhyay from Kharadha in the forthcoming byelections. In Gosaba, there will be either Bappaditya Naskar or Subrata Mandal,” she informed.
“Yet, the official declaration will be made based on discussions with Partha Chatterjee and Subrata Bakshi,” she ascertained.