West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will hold a rally at Nandigram in East Midnapore on January 7.

Suvendu Adhikari has resigned from the post of MLA of Nandigram. This time, Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee will be coming to Nandigram. She will appear in Nandigram after completing her North Bengal tour. According to sources, Banerjee will join the party's public meeting on January 7 at Tekhali in Nandigram.

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Suvendu Adhikari held a public meeting in Tekhali on November 10. At the meeting, Adhikari claimed that he was the only leader of the Nandigram movement. His meeting was attended by Tamluk MP and Suvendu's brother Divyendu Adhikari, first-line leader of Nandigram land movement Abu Taher, MLA of West Panskura Firoza Bibi, MLA of North Kanthi Banasree Maitira.

Mamata Banerjee has protested against forcible acquisition of land at Nandigram to set up a chemical hub in 2006. Antisocials allegedly backed the CPI(M) and attacked the farmers who had resisted the acquisition of land. Fourteen people were killed in police firing while many received bullet injuries.

Banerjee visited Nandigram giving assurance to the people that under no circumstances the proposed chemical hub will be allowed to set up. Tekhali was the epicentre of the Nandigram carnage.

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Trinamool leader Sheikh Supian, leader of the Nandigram land movement, said, “The party supremo had earlier told that she will come to Nandigram. However, the date of her visit has been announced today. She will reach the meeting place by helicopter from Kolkata.”

According to sources, all Trinamool leaders of East Midnapore district will be invited to the meeting. Sheikh Supian is hopeful that millions of people will gather at the meeting. He said Mamata Banerjee’s meeting would be held in an open field to handle the crowd. However, no official guidelines have been issued for her visit. Sheikh Supian said that the work of building the stage of the meeting will start soon as soon as the instructions come.