West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday questioned Home Minister Amit Shah’s claim of BJP successful 26 out of 30 seats within the first phase of Bengal elections, polling for which befell on Saturday.
Deriding Union Home Minister’s assertion that the BJP will win 26 of the 30 seats, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee mentioned that “the people’s verdict will be evident after votes are counted.”
Without naming Shah, who made the assertion at a BJP press convention in New Delhi earlier within the day, Banerjee questioned how such a claim could be made just a day after the elections have been held. The counting of votes for all eight phases of the election is slated to be taken up on May 2.
“A leader today said that the BJP will win 26 of 30 seats, why did he not claim all 30, did he leave the rest for Congress and CPI(M)?” Banerjee quipped, addressing a rally within the Chandipur constituency, adjoining to Nandigram, from the place she is contesting.
Asserting that she won’t predict something, Banerjee mentioned that it’s the individuals’s verdict which can be evident after counting.
“Since 84 per cent votes were polled, I can surmise that people have voted for us,” she mentioned.
‘This is Bengal, #KhelaHobe’: Derek O’Brien on Amit Shah’s prediction
TMC Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien additionally mentioned in a tweet shortly after Shah’s press meet in Delhi, “Mind games won’t work, Mo-Sha” (a referrence to Modi-Shah).”
“Try your seat prediction stunts at the Gujarat Gymkhana. This is Bengal. #KhelaHobe,” O’Brien, the senior TMC chief in any respect India stage, posted on the microblogging website.
The submit, which additionally referred to the `khela hobe’ (the sport will be performed) marketing campaign of the TMC, has the hashtag of #TMCSweepsPhase1.
Amit Shah predicts victory on 26 out of 30 seats in Bengal first phase election
Amit Shah on Sunday instructed reporters the excessive voting share in first phase indicated the celebration has already garnered a lot of the votes within the 30 meeting constituencies.
Asking individuals to overlook who the TMC nominee is in a seat, the celebration supremo mentioned that it’s she who’s the candidate of the celebration in each constituency.
Facing as much as the star-studded BJP marketing campaign the place the celebration has fielded the prime minister, house and defence ministers apart from the Uttar Pradesh chief minister amongst others, Mamata has been fastidiously cultivating a picture of being the `lone fighter’ in a battle between Delhi and Bengal.
With Nandigram going to the polls within the second phase on April 1, together with 29 different seats, Banerjee requested TMC polling brokers to not depart the polling cubicles at any price.
Mamata Banerjee warns celebration’s polling brokers
Banerjee mentioned that she can have her eyes on her celebration’s polling brokers, warning them that she would know in case anybody works towards the celebration or accepts bribes from the opposition.
“I would not have said such things elsewhere, but here we are faced with traitors,” she mentioned. The TMC supremo has typically referred to the Adhikari household, with out naming them, as “traitors” after celebration heavyweights Suvendu, his father Sisir and one other brother Soumendu left the celebration to hitch the saffron celebration fold.
Banerjee additionally claimed that a chief from Hyderabad has come to divide the minority votes in Bengal, Banerjee needed to know his whereabouts throughout communal riots in Delhi and Gujarat.
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi, who had earlier talked of a potential tie-up with Islamic cleric Abbas Siddique of Furfura Sharif, has spoken of fielding candidates from some seats within the meeting elections in West Bengal.
Siddique has shaped his personal outfit ISF and has entered into an alliance with the Left Front and the Congress to combat the eight-phased meeting elections.
(With inputs from PTI)