Kolkata, March 31: Mamata Banerjee has always strongly reacted to Jai Sri Ram chants in the past. But on the last day of campaigning in Nandigram, the constituency from where the West Bengal chief minister is contesting the assembly election, when she was greeted with Jai Shri Ram chants on two occasions, Mamata did not react. Nandigram, the hot-bed of Bengal’s assembly election, goes to poll on April 1.
Jai Shri Ram chants in Nandigram
On Tuesday, Mamata Banerjee, who was campaigning in Nandigram — the constituency from where she is contesting the 2021 assembly election — was greeted by Jai Shri Ram by BJP supporters. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with ‘Jai Shri Ram’ in Nandigram. Reportedly, Mamata was about to leave for Bhangabera when BJP supporters greeted the Bengal chief minister with Jai Shri Ram chants at Reyapara.
Mamata stays cool as BJP greet her with Jai Shri Ram chants in Nandigram
The battle of seats in Nandigram is the most-discussed constituency in Bengal. Given the Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting the polls against BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari, who was once CM’s lieutenant, has made Nandigram the most sought-after constituency in Bengal. On Tuesday, which was the last day of campaigning, Mamata had back-to-back roadshows and public meetings. However, when the chief minister was at Reyapara, where she had rented a house, she was greeted by Jai Shri Ram. However, like in the past Mamata did not lose her cool.
She was again greeted by Jai Shri Ram chants by BJP party workers when she was talking to the media. However, this time, too, Mamata exuded a calm demeanour and did not react.
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In the past, we have witnessed how Mamata became infuriated when Jai Shri Ram slogans were raised. At the birth anniversary celebration of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial, she was greeted by Jai Shri Ram slogans when she was about to begin her speech. The chief minister did not continue her speech and said how such “political slogans” were encouraged in front of the Indian Prime Minister.
Nandigram goes to poll on April 1
On April 1, Nandigram along with 30 constituencies in 24 Parganas Part-1, Bankura Part-2, Paschim Midnapore Part-2, and East Midnapore goes to poll. 22.82 lakh voters will exercise their franchise in phase two election in Bengal. Meanwhile, Section 144 has been imposed in Tamluk and Nandigram to avoid any untoward incident.