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It's a battle between secularism, Hindutva in West Bengal's Krishnanagar

In urban Krishnanagar, which is the Municipality area, the BJP appears to hold sway. Even in the last Lok Sabha polls, the BJP performed exceptionally well in the civic area

A polling officer puts an indelible ink mark on the finger of a voter during the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station, in Nagaon, Thursday, April 18, 2019 | Photo: PTI

Kavita Chowdhury
In Krishnanagar, Trinamool Congress (TMC) is banking on secular votes while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is betting big on its ‘Hindutva’ agenda.
Rukbanur Rahman, the TMC MLA from Chapra in Krishnanagar is upbeat about victory. “This election is a decisive vote for people who believe in secular values. No one knows this better than my family. We have been victims of communal intolerance and still firmly stand for the idea of a secular India.” He added, “My brother Rizwanur was murdered for marrying a Hindu girl.”
Here, while footballer Kalyan Chaubey is contesting on a BJP ticket, TMC’s

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First Published: Apr 28 2019 | 12:52 AM IST

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