West Bengal ‘Didi’ Shoots Bulls Eye For Third Time In A Row
Mamta Banerjee aka ‘didi’ has won it again in West Bengal. This time, Narendra Modi BJP did give a stiff competition. But her strategy to bring in Muslim votes saved her day.
The Assembly Poll results are going to have a formidable effect on the overall form of the nation’s political map. While damage seemed to have been done in the elections polls, there has been some corrective action to save the spread of Covid-19.
There were no celebratory rallies to be seen but the euphoria of Ms. Banerjee’s win could be heard everywhere in the state. The ruling Trinamool Congress will continue to be dominant and this time, it is going to decide the fate of the Muslim vote bank in West Bengal as well.
Amongst the 294 constituencies, TMC took away the chunk leaving BJP with 77. The former ruling party now holds 215 seats. The Lok Sabha polls had seen dominance of BJP but Mamta struck back hard and has claimed back what belongs to her.
Mamta even ensured there was recounting in one of the constituencies. She continues to hold the hawk’s eye. She lost the battle in Nandigram. According to unofficial sources, Banerjee lost the Nandigram assembly elections to BJP candidate and her former lieutenant Suvendu Adhikari by around 1,700 votes. The TMC has written to the CEO requesting an immediate recounting of votes, party sources said, alleging “tampering and mismanagement of numbers from the EVM and said that the counting process was stalled from time to time and was not reported by the poll panel”. The party in its letter to the CEO also alleged that valid votes in favour of Banerjee were rejected while invalid votes for the BJP were counted.
The winning race has been led by women and Muslim voters in West Bengal. BJP might have lost the citizen bill but it also could not beat Ms. Banerjee’s efforts since 2011 to use the cash transfer state strategy to move the scale of women and girls up in West Bengal.