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Mamata Banerjee moves high court against Nandigram election results | India News

NEW DELHI: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday moved the Calcutta high court to challenge the assembly election result in Nandigram.
The court will hear Mamata’s petition on Friday.
Mamata was defeated in Nandigram by her aide-turned-rival Suvendu Adhikari, who had quit the Trinamool to join the BJP ahead of the assembly elections.
While Suvendu polled 1,10,764 votes, Mamata secured 1,08,808 ballots in a very close contest that saw fortunes swinging from one side to the other.
In fact, at one stage during the process of counting, some channels reported that Mamata had won the election from Nandigram.
However, the reports turned out to be wrong as the Election Commission eventually announced Suvendu Adhikari as the winner from Nandigram.
Alleging tampering of EVM machines and refusal of demands for recounting by the EC official concerned, Banerjee had threatened to move the court following the declaration of the results.
Both the leaders had led a very aggressive campaign for the high-pitched battle.
When Mamata had announced her decision to contest from Nandigram, Suvendu had declared that he would defeat her by 50,000 votes or quit politics.
On the day of filing her nomination from Nandigram, Mamata was injured and fractured her leg. She carried out the rest of her election campaign on a wheelchair.
With Suvendu becoming the leader of opposition in the assembly, the bitter political battle between the two leaders has continued.



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