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Mamata behind TMC's astounding performance: BJP

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
May 02, 2021 15:39 IST
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Bharatiya Janata Party national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Sunday credited Mamata Banerjee for the Trinamool Congress's astounding performance in Bengal elections, and said his party would introspect the poll results.

IMAGE: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee flashes victory sign after casting her vote at a polling booth during the 7th phase of West Bengal assembly polls at a polling station in Kolkata. Photograph: Swapan Mahapatra/PTI Photo

Earlier in the day, he had claimed that initial trends were not the real indicators of the final outcome, and exuded confidence that his party will win the elections.

Vijayvargiya, who is also the BJP's Bengal minder, also said that he has received a call from Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who enquired about the party's poor show.


The senior BJP leader stated that he was shocked to see BJP MPs Babul Supriyo and Locket Chatterjee trailing.

"The TMC won because of Mamata Banerjee. It seems people have chosen Didi. We will introspect what went wrong, whether it was organisational issues, lack of face, insider-outsider debate. We will see what went wrong," he said.

The ruling TMC looks set to retain power in West Bengal with its candidates leading in 201 of the state's 292 constituencies that went to polls against BJP's 82, according to the trends available for 287 seats on Election Commission website at 3pm.

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