Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata lost the Nandigram assembly seat to her BJP rival Suvendu Adhikari but registered a landslide victory almost everywhere in West Bengal.
“I accept the verdict in Nandigram – it is not a big deal. Don’t worry,” said the TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, who has retained the chief ministerial post for the third time in a row.
Suvendu Adhikari who had switched to the Bharatiya Janta Party ahead of assembly elections won his Nandigram assembly seat by 1,736 votes. The declaration about his victory came not long after a tweet from Trinamool Congress.
“The counting process for Nandigram has not been completed. Please do not speculate,” the TMC said in a Tweet.
In early rounds of counting, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee stood ahead of her rival in the electoral. But, when she saw the results taking a turn in favor of her rival, she shrugged it off.
“Let the Nandigram people give whatever verdict they want, I accept that. Nandigram was a sacrifice that was needed in the larger victory. We have won the state,” she said.