Polstrat Opinion Poll 2021: Voices from West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Credit: Indian Express

Who should be CM?

Which issue matters the most to voters?

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly Suvendu Adhikari. Credit:Indian Express

Who will win the fight for Nandigram?

The fight for the Nandigram assembly constituency is undoubtedly the most watched battle of the 2021 West Bengal assembly elections. The constituency is crucial for incumbent Suvendu Adhikari, who won the seat in 2016 as a TMC candidate, with a whopping 67.2% vote share. Adhikari, who defected to the BJP in December 2020, was instrumental in carrying out Mamata Banerjee’s Nandigram agitation in 2008–09 which propelled her to power. The Nandigram agitation was pivotal in Mamata Banerjee’s rise to power, as it helped her overthrow the Left Front for the first time in the state and establish her pro-farmer connection in the state. Adhikari’s defection was a blow to the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC as he was considered a protege and close ally of Mamata Banerjee, and also marked the start of a series of defections of senior TMC leaders towards the BJP.

What do people think of Mamata’s Injury?



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Polstrat is a political consultancy aiming to shift the narrative of political discourse in the country from a problem-centric to a solutions-oriented approach.