Election strategist Prashant Kishore has said that he will quit Twitter if the BJP crosses double digits in the Assembly poll scheduled in West Bengal next year. Notably, Prashant Kishore’s company is managing the poll campaign for the ruling TMC for the Assembly election scheduled in April-May of 2021.
The remark comes at a time when the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to woo voters in Bengal. Also, there is an exodus of leaders from the TMC who are queuing up to join the saffron party—a major blow for the TMC. Interestingly, the Trinamool, on Saturday, suffered the worst exodus in its history as 35 leaders, including MLAs and an MP, crossed over to the BJP at Union home minister Amit Shah’s rally.
Prashant Kishore took to Twitter to make the claim. He said, “For all the hype AMPLIFIED by a section of supportive media, in reality BJP will struggle to CROSS DOUBLE DIGITS in #WestBengal. PS: Please save this tweet and if BJP does any better I must quit this space!”
BJP sets target of winning over 200 seats
The Bengal BJP has set a target of over 200 seats in the Assembly polls and the same is bolstered by the frequent visits of national leaders from the BJP including Amit Shah and BJP national president JP Nadda.
Exuding confidence of winning 200 seats in West Bengal Assembly election, Amit Shah said, “With the blessings of Birsa Munda, BJP will come to power with at least 200 seats. Those who want to laugh at this [the claim], let them laugh…if we work according to the plan, BJP will win more than 200 seats.”
TMC leaders unhappy with Prashant Kishore
Several TMC leaders, including heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari who quit the party to join BJP, have expressed their unhappiness with the growing influence of Prashant Kishore in the party. As a result of the growing unhappiness with Kishore and no intervention from the party’s high command, many leaders thought it fit to move out of TMC. The list also includes Barrackpore MLA Silbhadra Dutta.
Also, many leaders are unhappy with the functioning and the growing influence of Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee in the party.
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