TMC Senior MP Saugata Roy reacted to the BJP’s claim to increase the vote share in West Bengal, saying it was a desperate move to ignore the electoral defeat in the state and to control the rapid split in the party after the results of the elections.
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Trinamool Congress senior deputy Saugata Roy was reacting to comments from BJP chair JP Nadda. At the party’s national executive in New Delhi, Nadda compared the party’s performance in the assembly elections held in West Bengal and the increase in the percentage of votes in the 2016 assembly elections and the percentage of the party’s votes in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Nadda also said that there are very few examples in Indian politics like the rise of the BJP in Bengal. In reaction to this, Roy told reporters in Calcutta that such claims by the BJP were an attempt to divert attention from the electoral debacle. “The BJP is disintegrating in Bengal and the central leadership is aware of this situation,” he said.
Roy told reporters: “If you look at the BJP’s performance in the last two phases of the by-elections in Kolkata, you will find that its share of votes has dropped to 9-10 percent from 38 percent during the last elections to the Assembly. .
He said that the BJP is trying to boost the morale of its workers in West Bengal through such statements, but all efforts will be in vain. The saffron party has suffered defeats in recent by-elections in the state and in the assembly elections held earlier this year.
JP Nadda also took note of the alleged political violence against BJP workers in TMC-ruled West Bengal. He said: ‘I want to make it clear on behalf of the party’s national executive that we are not going to remain silent. We will fight a decisive battle for the party workers in Bengal in a democratic way and the lotus will flourish in the state.
In response to this, Roy said that the BJP is describing the sporadic incident in Bengal and the local dispute as post-election violence and is blaming the TMC for it. “Has TMC’s involvement been proven? The Judiciary and several central agencies are investigating the alleged incidents (of political violence).