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“On May 2, Hold Me To My Last Tweet”: Prashant Kishor On Bengal Polls


Prashant Kishor additionally shared the Trinamool’s ballot slogan on Twitter (File)

New Delhi:

One of many key battles for democracy within the nation might be fought in West Bengal, ballot strategist Prashant Kishor stated on Saturday, referring to the meeting elections beginning March 27. He additionally shared the Trinamool Congress’s foremost slogan – “Bengal solely desires its personal daughter” – on Twitter. Mr Kishor’s firm, I-PAC, is aiding the ruling social gathering in formulating a technique to cease the BJP – which has made deep inroads within the state with its stellar basic election efficiency – in its tracks.

“One of many key battles FOR DEMOCRACY in India might be fought in West Bengal, and the folks of Bengal are prepared with their MESSAGE and decided to point out the RIGHT CARD – #BanglaNijerMeyekeiChay (Bengal Solely Needs its Personal Daughter) PS: On 2nd Might, maintain me to my final tweet,” he wrote.

West Bengal elections might be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29, the Election Fee introduced on Friday, making it the longest ever polls within the state. The outcomes might be declared on Might 2.The eight days of voting are March 27, April 1, April 6, April 10, April 17, April 22, April 26 and April 29. Final time, in 2016, the state’s 6.5 crore voters voted over seven days between April and Might.

The Election Fee indicated that the choice was linked to the fears of political violence within the state throughout polls.

Ms Banerjee, nevertheless, questioned the ballot physique over the dates. “Bihar has 240 seats and had elections in three phases. Tamil Nadu has 234 seats and may have election in sooner or later. Why eight phases right here? Who’s benefitting…That is as per BJP requisition,” she stated on Friday.

The BJP – which received 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats within the state whose politics had revolved across the Trinamool-Left rivalry – is hoping to kind its maiden authorities. The social gathering’s election marketing campaign is centred across the law-and-order scenario, the dynasty politics allegation and the alleged lack of growth underneath Ms Banerjee – fees denied by the Trinamool.

The central authorities – led by the BJP – has additionally introduced a number of infrastructure initiatives currently to emphasize on its double-engine authorities (BJP governments on the centre and in Bengal) ballot pitch.

The Trinamool has introduced a number of schemes of its personal to counter the BJP. The social gathering has additionally introduced its intentions to offer free vaccines towards the coronavirus, forward of the elections.

In response to the BJP calling Trinamool leaders “tolabaaz” or “extortionist”, Ms Banerjee earlier this week referred to as Prime Minister Narendra Modi “the most important dangabaaz within the nation.”

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