West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: BJP's Suvendu Adhikari Returns Outsider Swipe At Mamata Banerjee
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has tagged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as an "outsider" on her move to contest the state election from Nandigram, from where he is an MLA. Mr Adhikari, once seen as a lieutenant to Ms Banerjee, quit the Trinamool Congress before the election dates were announced and joined BJP.
"Honourable chief minister will contest from Nandigram as per the candidate list, very good, it's welcomed. People of Nandigram raise your voice, 'we want the son of Midnapore, not outsiders.' We will see you on the battlefield. On 2nd May, you will lose and leave," Mr Adhikari said today, news agency ANI reported.
The BJP leader plays on the fact that he's the MLA from Nandigram and hence, a son of Midnapore. Nandigram falls under East Midnapore district.
Mr Adhikari's "outsider" swipe at the Chief Minister is also a counterattack at her using the same line of attack that Ms Banerjee often deploys, that of calling the BJP in Bengal an "outsider" party.