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Trinamool Cong fields father-son duo from Nandigram

A father-son duo, who had led the campaign against land acquisition in Nandigram, have been fielded by the Trinamool Congress from two key constituencies in the area.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2009 14:14 IST

A father-son duo, who had led the campaign against land acquisition in Nandigram, have been fielded by the Trinamool Congress from two key constituencies in the area.

Sisir and his son Suvendu Adhikary will contest the Lok Sabha elections from the Contai and Tamluk constituencies in East Midnapore district.

Declaring that Nandigram would be her main poll plank, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee kicked off her election campaign from the area.

Mamata made no bones about her intention to exploit the anti-land acquisition campaign to the hilt when she carried earth from Nandigram in a pot to be taken across Bengal.

“No one will forget Nandigram and we will spread the Nandigram message across the length and breadth of the state,” Sisir Adhikary said.

Two years ago they were instrumental in organising the first protest in Nandigram when the state government planned to acquire land for a chemical hub.