Nandigram Cooperative Body Election: BJP Wins 11 Out of 12 Seats in Bhekutia Samabay Krishi Samity

Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) swept the election in a cooperative body in Nandigram in Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal, a constituency of the Leader of Opposition, Suvendu Adhikari on Sunday. The saffron party won 11 of the 12 seats of Bhekutia Samabay Krishi Samity, which was earlier run by ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC). Only one seat was won by the TMC, a district official said.Also Read – West Bengal: Bus Set on Fire Near Siliguri After Local Dies in Accident, Services Affected

The election to the cooperative body was held on Sunday and was marked by skirmishes between the two parties. A winning BJP candidate alleged that the TMC tried to bring in outsiders to disrupt the poll but the ordinary voters foiled their gameplan. Also Read – Bomb Explodes on School Terrace in West Bengal’s Titagarh, Probe Ordered

A local panchayat samity member, who did not want to be named but said he belonged to TMC, was seen in TV news channels being manhandled by some women, who tore his shirt. He was rescued by personnel of the Nandigram police station. Also Read – Begusarai Firing: Seems To Be A Conspiracy As People Of Most Backward Caste Were Targeted, Says Nitish Kumar

The TMC spokesperson when contacted refused to make any comment on either the cooperative election or the incident. Adhikari had trounced Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nandigram in the 2021 state poll.

(With PTI inputs)

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