- Four MPs, celebrities to contest Bengal elections for BJP
- Trinamool says BJP lacks sturdy native candidates
- BJP says get together is sparing no effort to win West Bengal
The Trinamool Congress jeered on the BJP on Sunday for drafting MPs, movie stars and even a union minister as candidates for the West Bengal elections in addition to taking a number of rounds to announce its checklist of contenders. The BJP, nevertheless, disregarded the cost that the get together lacked sturdy native candidates and stated that the folks of Bengal had been “the real candidates”.
“Loving this slow unfolding of the WB BJP Candidate List soap opera. When ‘largest global political party’ lacks enough faces & strength to announce 294 names in one go for a state it claims it will sweep!” the get together’s firebrand MP Mahua Moitra tweeted.
Loving this gradual unfolding of the WB BJP Candidate List cleaning soap opera.
When “largest global political party” lacks sufficient faces & energy to announce 294 names in a single go for a state it claims it can sweep!
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) March 14, 2021
Her colleague Derek O’Brien additionally chimed in.
— Derek O’Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) March 14, 2021
Parliamentarians together with minister Babul Supriyo, Locket Chatterjee, Swapan Dasgupta and Nisith Pramanik had been enlisted by the BJP on Sunday to contest the West Bengal elections that start later this month, within the newest signal that the get together is leaving no stone unturned in its high-stakes battle in opposition to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
In their second checklist of candidates for the West Bengal elections, the BJP introduced the names of 27 candidates for the third section and 38 candidates for the fourth section of polls. Last week, the BJP had launched its first checklist of 57 candidates.
Asked why the BJP was fielding MPs for the state elections and if she was upset, Locket Chatterjee instructed NDTV: “Nothing like that. This is the party’s order. I fought in 2016 as well. I lost. But now they have asked me to fight again. We have to do what the party asks of us.”
“The people of Bengal are the real candidates. We are just here to support them,” she added.
Responding to Mamata Banerjee’s comment that “a wounded tigress is more dangerous” in reference to her damage in Nandigram, she stated, “I pray for her quick recovery. But there should not be politics on this… There are wounded tigers in every Bengal home. They will respond on the EVM box.”
Both she and Swapan Dasgupta additionally took to Twitter to welcome their nomination.
The dream of Sonar Bangla will come true below the Modi authorities! Shah’s go to is definitely making TMC goons nervous and Bengal is having fun with their nervousness. #BongerBhumiteShah
— Locket Chatterjee (@me_locket) March 14, 2021
Honoured to be nominated by the West Bengal BJP to contest from Tarakeshwar—a centre of Bengal’s cultural heritage. I look ahead to the marketing campaign for a brand new, vibrant Sonar Bangla
— Swapan Dasgupta (@swapan55) March 14, 2021
West Bengal will maintain elections in document eight phases beginning March 27 until April 29. Votes will probably be counted on May 2. The BJP has launched an all-out marketing campaign to defeat two-time Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress.