AMIDST the ‘Khela Hobe’ fever in poll-bound West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sitting on a wheelchair tried her hands on a football and passed it to the crowds on Wednesday. Addressing a public rally in Howrah, Mamata took a football and juggled it with her hands.
The crowd was cheering with ‘Khela Hobe’ (game is on). She then passed the football towards the crowd. Trinamool Congress’ poll slogan ‘Khela hobe’ has crossed the barriers of party lines. The slogan has been resonating across Bengal setting the poll fever high. In phase-II, 30 Assembly constituencies from the districts of Bankura, South 24 Parganas, Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur will go to polls to decide the fate of 171 candidates including 19 women.
Mamata Banerjee is leveling on Nandigram this time by not contesting from her home turf Bhabanipur seat making this election more interesting. Nandigram is gearing up for a high profile second phase, in which Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will take on her former ministerial colleague Suvendu Adhikari, who joined the BJP in December last year.