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Lalgarh rally to be a turning point after Nandigram, Singur: TC

The Trinamool Congress will launch a Nandigram type of movement with its rally at Lalgarh on Monday in 'Jungle Mahal' prior to the assembly elections in West Bengal next year.

kolkata Updated: Aug 08, 2010 12:14 IST

The Trinamool Congress will launch a Nandigram type of movement with its rally at Lalgarh on Monday in 'Jungle Mahal' prior to the assembly elections in West Bengal next year.

'Jungle Mahal' has 18 assembly seats, a majority of which are held by the CPI(M).

"A movement will be built up in Jungle Mahal in the coming days for restoration of peace, democracy and development which will be a turning point after Nandigram and Singur," senior Trinamool Congress leader and union minister Sisir Adhikary told PTI from Lalgarh.

"The Nandigram and Singur mass movements contributed to the defeat of the CPI(M) in Bengal," he said.

'Jungle Mahal', the Maoist-affected areas of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts, were Left bastions in the 2006 assembly elections and the last year's Lok Sabha polls with the Trinamool making no headway.