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Cooperative society poll win shows Nandigram still Suvendu Adhikari’s turf

The is rejoicing in its victory in the Dhekutia Cooperative Society elections in Suvendu Adhikari's where the party bagged 11 of the 12 seats in a day-long frenzy. The Trinamool Congress had to draw solace from one seat.

Dhekutia had become increasingly agitated since this morning due to polling. The two parties accused each other of taking recourse to electoral malpractices. Recently, the had lost in several cooperative societies in Nandigram. The Dhekutia vote was a prestige fight for the BJP.

The polling had to be stopped for a while due to noise. The Trinamool Congress claims that votes were rigged by outsiders.

Supporters erupted in jubilation after the won the Dhekutia Cooperative Society elections even as the Trinamool Congress regional president accused the BJP of manhandling him.

A large police force rushed to the area to stop the scuffles. Trinamool Congress supporters were asked to clear the place. The ruling party alleged that the was trying to get people from different areas of Chandipur to vote. Seven people were injured in the pell-mell.

leader Shamik Bhattacharya reacted to the consternation in Dhekutia, saying that the Trinamool Congress was in power and the police were with the ruling party. "It is not believable that BJP will bring people from outside to vote there. The Trinamool Congress is petrified because the marginalized people are venting their anger against them. The defeat of Trinamool Congress is certain wherever genuine votes are cast."

Trinamool Congress MP Shantanu Sen said about the vote of Dhekutia Cooperative Samiti, "Trinamool Congress enjoys so much support of the people that our party does not need to bring in people from outside. On 13 September, we saw how hooligans were brought here from other states and bullied. This is a democracy. People still vote here democratically."

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