Bharatiya Janata Party president Jagat Prasad Nadda on Thursday reiterated that people of West Bengal have decided to defeat the ruling Trinamool Congress headed by chief minister Mamata Banerjee and usher a new BJP government with a win over 200 votes in the 294-member state assembly.
Nadda’s version came a day after union home minister Amit Shah said the BJP was ahead in about 67 seats out of 91 seats for which polling was held in the first three phases of March 27, April 1 and April 6.
Nadda, who is on a roadshow for BJP candidates, including Nishit Pramanik, said today, “People want to say goodbye to Mamata Banerjee because of ‘ dictatorial and extortionist” regime in the state.
He said the people have become frustrated with the false promises of the TMC government, which has lost the confidence of people and virtually running the show with police raj.
Nadda said Mamata Banerjee’s statement in a rally against the central forces, including CRPF, showed that ‘she has accepted defeat’.
“Mamata Banerjee has acknowledged her defeat. Such statements coming from a person who holds a responsible office such as the Chief Minister’s Office shows that she has accepted the defeat,” BJP president Mr Nadda, who is on three roadshows in north Bengal, said.
The state goes to the fourth phase poll on Saturday for 4 seats in five districts of Howrah, Hooghly, South 24 Parganas, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar.