Assembly Election 2021 News Live Updates: The battle for the four poll bound states of West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam and Union Territory Puducherry felt like it had an official beginning with key parties announcing candidates. While Mamata Banerjee put to rest days of speculation by announcing she will contest from Nandigram, the AIADMK and BJP announced candidates in Tamil Nadu.
Amid the verbal fight between the BJP and the TMC in West Bengal, BJP member and TMC turncoat Suvendhu Adhikari attacked Mamata Banerjee for calling BJP leaders outsiders. He took a dig at Banerjee for contesting from Nandigram saying ‘We want the son of Midnapore, not outsiders.’
The BJP is likely to release its first list of candidates for West Bengal on March 7 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Brigade Rally in Kolkata.