Mamata Banerjee is trailing in early trends in Bengal’s Nandigram, where her BJP rival is her former trusted lieutenant Suvendu Adhikari.
Mamata Banerjee is nearly 5,000 votes behind Suvendu Adhikari, whose switch to the BJP led to a flood of defections from the Trinamool.
It is while campaigning in Nandigram that the 66-year-old Chief Minister suffered a leg injury; she accused the BJP of a role in the incident, in which her leg was allegedly crushed by her car door by the press of a large crowd.
Suvendu Adhikari has vowed to quit politics if he doesn’t defeat Mamata Banerjee by more than 50,000 votes.
Taunting his former mentor, Mr Adhikari has also asked her to be ready with a letterhead that says: “Former chief minister”.