Suvednu Adhikari filed his nomination papers from Nandigram on Friday amid much fanfare. Suvendu, ex-minister from the Trinamool Congress, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party late last year. He is pitched in a high stakes battle with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Suvendu had won the seat in 2016 state elections, on a TMC ticket with a whopping margin of over 80,000 votes, the third highest in the state.
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