Kolkata, Mar 06: Suvendu Adhikari, once close aide to Mamata Banerjee, is all set to fight Bengal elections against her from Nandigram on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket.
Banerjee and Adhikari were the prominent figures of the anti-land acquisition movement in Nandigram in 2007 that ultimately catapulted the firebrand Trinamool Congress supremo to power in West Bengal in 2011 ending 34-year-old rule of the Left Front.
The feisty TMC boss was its guiding spirit, while Adhikari was her general on the ground, oganising mass protests against the SEZ where Indonesia”s Salim group intended to set up a chemical hub.
Adhikari”s father Sisir, currently a TMC Lok Sabha member, was the convenor of the Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee (BUPC), which comprised people from disparate political ideologies. The TMC, Congress, RSS and even disgruntled members…