Months ahead of West Bengal assembly elections, BJP chief JP Nadda has asserted that they will be forming the next government in the state. In an interview to the Hindustan times, Nadda said that Mamata Banerjee’s feet is slipping and they will see to it that they form the next government in the state as the people have decided to say goodbye to her.
“The BJP, as a responsible party, has to see to it that we convert those sentiments into votes and for that, with full attention and intention, we are working on the ground,” Nadda said.
In the 2019 national elections, the BJP’s vote share made significant growth to over 40% from a mere 2% in the 2011 assembly polls. The BJP won 18 out of West Bengal’s 42 Lok Sabha seats to emerge as the second-largest party after the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state. It currently has just 16 lawmakers in the 294-member West Bengal assembly.
Nadda rejected the view that the BJP is encouraging and benefitting from religious polarisation in the state. He added Banerjee has not lost support because of polarisation, but because “of misgovernance, non-delivery, and cheating the people of the state”.
JP Nadda will be on a two day visit to West Bengal from November 6. He is expected to take stock of affairs in the state unit going into assembly polls.
“JP Naddaji will be visiting West Bengal on 6-7 November. His engagements will be both in Kolkata and in the districts. He will look into various aspects of organisational matters,” West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said.