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Will BJP be able to replicate the Nandigram model in Sandeshkhali?

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Will BJP be able to replicate the Nandigram model in Sandeshkhali?

The BJP is implementing the Nandigram model in Sandeshkhali, West Bengal, against the Trinamool Congress amid a movement against sexual harassment and land grabbing. Suvendu Adhikari, the Leader of the Opposition, explained the similarities between the two movements and the issues driving mass outrage.

The Nandigram movement against land acquisition for a petrochemicals hub by the Salim Group led to the collapse of the Left Front rule in West Bengal. In Sandeshkhali, illegal land grabbing and conversion for pisciculture farms, along with harassment of women, have fueled outrage against the ruling party.

The absence of actual land acquisition in Nandigram led to the downfall of the Left Front regime. Similarly, the grievances of the people in Sandeshkhali, supported by the exposure of illegal activities by the ruling party, have prompted a mass uprising, opening doors for the BJP to challenge the Trinamool Congress.

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Suvendu Adhikari has once again taken the lead in the protest, echoing the sentiments of the Nandigram movement. Political observers believe that history may repeat itself, with Sandeshkhali potentially becoming a turning point for the ruling dispensation, similar to how Nandigram led to the collapse of the 34-year Left Front rule in West Bengal.

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