NEW DELHI: Residence Minister and senior BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday exuded confidence that his celebration will win 26 out of the 30 West Bengal seats and greater than 37 of the 47 Assam seats which went to polls within the first part of meeting elections in these states on Saturday.
Citing the inner celebration suggestions that he has obtained, Shah claimed that the BJP is on track to realize its goal of successful over 200 seats within the 294-member West Bengal meeting and enhancing its alliance tally of 86 seats within the 126-member Assam meeting, and asserted that folks have voted for the “constructive” agenda espoused by the celebration.
Addressing a press convention, Shah additionally rejected West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s cost that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s go to to a temple of the Matua neighborhood — which is in sizeable quantity within the state — throughout his journey to Bangladesh violated the ballot code.
He stated that the go to had nothing to do with the elections and was geared toward fostering deeper ties between the 2 nations.
Shah additionally parried a question about stories that he may need met leaders of the NCP, which is a key constituent of the opposition-run authorities in Maharashtra, saying every thing can’t be made public.
He stated that peaceable polling in Assam and West Bengal and excessive voter turnouts are constructive indicators for the 2 states, noting that West Bengal usually witnessed violence throughout polls held earlier.
The house minister lauded the Election Fee (EC) for the violence-free polls.
Focusing on the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, he stated an environment of appeasement and an euphemism for alleged pro-Muslim insurance policies have prevailed within the state and unlawful immigrants had been allowed uninhibited whereas public funds had been misappropriated and improvement plunged.
Individuals had excessive hopes however solely the title of the ruling celebration modified whereas the state slid additional, he stated referring to the TMC ousting the Left from energy in 2011.
The state has now embraced the event agenda for ‘Sonar Bangla’ espoused by Modi, Shah stated, noting that it has seen such an election after years when there was no violence or any order of a re-poll in anywhere.
“We are going to win 26 seats within the first part and reach bagging over 200 seats,” he stated, citing the suggestions he has obtained from BJP leaders concerned within the marketing campaign.
Requested a few purported telephonic dialog Banerjee had with a BJP chief, who was earlier in her celebration, to woo him again to her fold, Shah stated everybody has a proper to solicit help.
The house minister hit out on the TMC after it launched an audio during which BJP vp Mukul Roy is allegedly telling industrialist and celebration chief Shishir Bajoria about their strategy to the Election Fee, saying this exhibits that telephones of opposition leaders had been being tapped within the state.
Is that this a democratic follow, he requested.
Shah asserted that there’s nothing incriminating in that dialog because the BJP has given in writing to the ballot watchdog what the 2 leaders had been heard discussing.
He additionally appealed to voters of Nandigram, the place Banerjee is locked in a excessive profile contest together with her former protegee and BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari, to help his celebration, saying they will carry a few change for higher within the state by their votes.
On Assam, Shah stated, it’s clear that folks have voted for the BJP whose authorities has taken the state on the highway of improvement by making it freed from violence and agitation, and has now promised to make it flood-free.
Underneath Modi’s management, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and his senior ministerial colleague Himanta Biswa Sarma have ushered in loads of improvement which has been drawing individuals’s help.
To a query about sure media stories that the TMC could also be barely forward in Bengal, he stated comparable predictions had been made about meeting polls in different states, together with Uttar Pradesh, the place the BJP had decimated the opposition by successful 312 seats within the 403-member meeting.
The primary part of polls in Bengal had over 84 per cent end up whereas it was 79 per cent in Assam.