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‘Boosted’ by Bihar, BJP targets to oust Trinamool government in Bengal

New Delhi: After bagging Bihar, the BJP led NDA is now setting its target on ousting the Mamata Banerjee government in Bengal in the next year’s Assembly Elections.
The elections for the 294 seats of the Bengal Assembly are scheduled to be held in April-May, 2021.

According to political pandits on Wednesday, “the victory in Bihar would be a boost for the saffron party, but BJP faces a tough battle in Bengal where it lacks leadership.”

“Obstacles like factional feuds and a ‘minuscule’ vote bank are also coming in the way of BJP making its ‘inroads’ into the state”, the pandits said.

They are also of the view that recent playing of CAA card by BJP and absence of a Chief Ministerial candidate in poll bound Bengal are also the party’s “disadvantages.”
After dethroning the Left Front government in 2011, the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) retained its majority in the 2016 Assembly Polls.

The BJP won three of the seats. However, in the 2019 general elections, the BJP won 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats, comparable to AITC’s 22 seats.

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