Odiha News: Elections have been announced in five states, and this time, most eyes are on the election in West Bengal, where there is a direct fight between TMC and BJP. Nandigram, 132 km from Kolkata, will prove to be West Bengal’s largest electoral arena this time, where TMC supremo Mamta Banerjee and Shubhendu Adhikari, who joined the BJP leaving TMC, will face each other.
Suvendu Adhikari, the BJP candidate from Nandigram against Mamata Banerjee in the West Bengal election started his campaign on Saturday with directly targeting Mamata Banerjee. At the Muchipada rally, he said, “Without Syama Prasad Mukherjee’s contribution, this country would have been an Islamic country and we would be living in Bangladesh.” ANI reported.
Without Syama Prasad Mukherjee’s contribution, this country would have been an Islamic country and we would be living in Bangladesh: BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari during rally in Muchipara, West Bengal pic.twitter.com/d5Vqe04CD8— ANI (@ANI) March 6, 2021
He also added that the Nandigram seat is not a challenge for him, and he will defeat Mamta Banerjee in Nandigram and send her back to Kolkata. He said that he is the son of the soil or “Matira Putra,” addressing Nandigram’s people.
Who was Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was one of Bharatiya Jan Sangh’s founders, the earlier version of BJP, after his fallout with Jawaharlal Nehru, then Prime Minister regarding Jammu and Kashmir issue. On July 6, 2001, he was born to Ashutosh Mukherjee, a high court judge in Calcutta(Kolkatta was Calcutta then). He also studied law. He was also the Vice-chancellor of Calcutta university at a very young age. he was instrumental in the partition of Bengal as he made sure Hindu-dominated areas of Bengal is not a part of East Bengal (Included in Pakistan) at the time of partition in 1947.
In 1953, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee made an unauthorized entry into Jammu and Kashmir because, at that time, any Indian citizen needed special permission to enter Jammu and Kashmir, which Shyama Prasad Mukherjee did not take. He reasoned that why should a citizen of the country seek special permission to go to any part of the country. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee died mysteriously in 1953 in the custody of Jammu and Kashmir police.
Adhikari also thanked BJP central leadership for the responsibility they have given him and the confidence they have shown in him.