Poll strategist Prashant Kishore has vowed to quit Twitter if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) crosses double digits in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly elections. Prashant Kishor, however, asserted that the BJP will struggle to do so in the upcoming West Bengal polls.
Prashant Kishor’s remarks saying the BJP will struggle to cross even double digits in the West Bengal Assembly election came two days after Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah said he has set “200 out of 294 seats” target for the party’s West Bengal wing ahead of polls in 2021.
In a tweet, Prashant Kishor said, “For all the hype AMPLIFIED by a section of supportive media, in reality BJP will struggle to CROSS DOUBLE DIGITS in #WestBengal. PS: Please save this tweet and if BJP does any better I must quit this space!”
Exuding confidence of winning 200 seats in West Bengal Assembly election, Amit Shah said, “With the blessings of Birsa Munda, BJP will come to power with at least 200 seats. Those who want to laugh at this [the claim], let them laugh…if we work according to the plan, BJP will win more than 200 seats.”
Earlier, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh spoke to India Today TV on “Mission Bengal” and referring to the party’s push to win more than 200 of the total 294 seats in the state assembly election, said “abki baar, 200 paar [This time over 200]” i.e, the BJP will win over 200 seats in Bengal polls.
“The BJP has been working hard in West Bengal for the last 3-4 years, the results of which were seen first in the panchayat elections and then in the Lok Sabha polls when the party won 18 seats. The central leadership is assessing the ground situation and telling the party where it can do better,” Dilip Ghosh said in an exclusive interview.
Earlier, BJP national vice-president Mukul Roy claimed TMC will not get even 100 seats out of the total 294 in the West Bengal assembly polls in 2021.
Capping months of speculations, Trinamool Congress heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday joined the BJP and vowed to oust the Mamata Banerjee regime in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly election.
Source: India Today