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Mamata or Suvendu? Bengal gears up for second phase polls on Thursday

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Mamata or Suvendu? Bengal gears up for second phase polls on Thursday

Thirty assembly constituencies spread over four districts, including Nandigram where chief minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting against her protégé-turned-adversary Suvendu Adhikari, will go to the polls in the second phase of West Bengal elections on Thursday. The campaigning for the phase ended on Tuesday even as both the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) raised concerns over “outsiders” entering these constituencies. “There is a serious apprehension that the anti-social elements and criminals will pose a great threat to the fair and impartial election,” a BJP letter to the state’s chief electoral officer (CEO) said. Banerjee has also been alleging that “goons from outside the state” have entered Nandigram and a few other constituencies and have been put up in hotels and lodges.

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