Followers of Suvendu Adhikari rallied to pay tributes to TMC workers and villagers

News Desk:  On Tuesday West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee paid tribute to the victims of political violence. She took to Twitter and tweeted “Today is Nandigram Dibas – the 13th anniversary of the barbaric massacre in the name of new dawn. My homage to all those who have lost their lives due to political violence across the world. Peace must always win”

Today the followers of Suvendu Adhikari rallied to pay tributes to TMC workers and villagers, who died during the two-year-long agitation against the erstwhile Left Front government’s attempt to acquire land for a chemical hub. It was Adhikari who led the agitation which started after 14 villagers were killed in police firing at Nandigram on March 14, 2007.

At rally he said “We will meet on the battlefield. Journalists and political observers want to hear me talk about the roadblocks I am facing and the path I am going to take. I will not announce my political programme from this sacred platform. This is not the place. I will speak from a political platform”

He asked “Where were you during these 13 years?” and added he was not new there. “A known Brahmin does not need the sacred thread to establish his identity” he said, quoting a popular Bengali proverb.