On behalf of the BJP in the Nandigram constituency of West Bengal Independent Officer He filed his nomination yesterday.
The self-styled minister, who was a minister in the ruling Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal, abruptly joined the BJP in December last year. He blamed the growing dominance of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s relatives in Trinamool and said there was no development in the state.
The shift of the team to the BJP was considered a major setback for the Trinamool Congress. Following him, several ruling party MLAs joined the BJP. So far more than 19 Trinamool MLAs have switched teams to the BJP. As a result, there is fierce competition between the two parties in the state constituency.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting from Nandigram constituency this time. The BJP has fielded an officer against him. Mamta Banerjee, the most influential Swayamsevak Sangh official in Nandigram constituency, is said to be facing a major challenge.