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Kolkata: “May 2 is a Black Day of the state as on this day in 2021 some Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s goons attacked me but by the grace of God I am still alive,” Leader of the opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday said.

Taking to his twitter, Adhikari said, ” Cursed_Day. 02 May 2021; Black Day of West Bengal. On this date in the year 2021 after defeating Mamata Banerjee in assembly election when I went to the counting center at Haldia for collecting my wining certificate, some Mamata goons attacked me but by the grace of God I am still alive. #2YearsOfBengalKilling. ”

” #Cursed_Day I pay my soulful tribute to the victims of the unprecedented post-poll horror and violence, on horrible 02 May 2021; completion 2nd year remembering the Black Day, which was unleashed in all its vicious form by the TMC (now regional party). This is a cursed and black day in the annals of democratic history of the state of West Bengal. We shall never forget the sacrifices of our karyakartas and ensure justice for all of them in a time bound manner. Lest we forget the tyranny that was unleashed upon the workers of the

@BJP4Bengal, ” he stated..

Nandigram witnessed a high voltage “Khela” (game of power) on April 1,2021 in the second phase of West Bengal assembly polls .The constituency saw a direct contest between Banerjee and her former ministerial colleague Suvendu Adhikari, who had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in December 2020. Both Mamata and Suvendu led a very aggressive campaign and indulged in attacks and counterattacks.

On May 2, the returning officer declared Suvendu Adhikari to be winner after 17 rounds of counting. Mamata Banerjee called the result fraud and decided to move High Court over recounting. Due to BJP’s overall loss in the state election, Nandigram seat became a battle of prestige.

Since Suvendu was declared winner on May 2, TMC workers had started protesting outside the counting centre. The area heated up as soon as the BJP candidate reached the counting centre in Haldia from Kolaghat Guest House to pick up his certificate on Sunday evening. Trinamool supporters staged a massive protest surrounding Suvendu’s car after seeing him. Central Forces were protecting Suvendu’s car while it took a round turn and left the area.

TMC workers alleged that the counting was stopped for 3 hours, the result was overturned after power cut and their agent was beaten up and expelled (from the counting centre) by the central force (or miscreants allegedly brought by Suvendu Adhikari).From the night of May 2 TMC workers and supporters started dharna in front of SDO Office at Manjushree crossing in Haldia demanding recount in Nandigram. Hundreds of policemen and central troops were deployed around the counting centre.

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