A purported ground survey carried out by Prashant Kishore’s Indian-Political Action Committee (I-PAC) has revealed that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) regime in West Bengal may be in huge trouble ahead of elections. As per a Sunday Guardian report, the I-PAC survey has found strong anti-incumbency across West Bengal.
According to the reports, Kishore, who is working as a strategist for TMC for upcoming assembly polls, conducted three surveys. The first assessment was done just before the national lockdown in March; the second one was carried out in June, while the last one was done in the third week of August.
In the first survey, TMC appeared in a winning position on 110 seats. This decreased to 92 in second survey. And the last one showed the party in a winning position only in 78. This has added to the worries of TMC.
The reports further suggested that in order to win at least 100 more seats, the I-PAC had formed a “super 100” team, which will work to turn the mood in favor of the TMC in 127 seats which have been classified as “battleground.”
Mamata Banerjee is striving to retain power for third term. But odds do not seem to favoring the ruling regime, with one after another allegations of corruption against local level leaders of the party. On top of it, the regime is also facing accusations of being biased towards Muslims, a narrative furthered by opposition BJP.
The BJP on the other hand is looking to capture the power of West Bengal for the first time after recording their best performance from the state in Lok Sabha, in 2019.