SINGUR/HOWRAH: Union home minister
said on Wednesday BJP was going to win 200 seats in Bengal, charting out a “bigger victory” than that in the UP assembly polls of 2017.
Shah gave 65-68 seats to BJP among the 91 that had gone to polls in the first three phases.
Leading a roadshow in Hooghly’s Singur, Shah stoked aspirations for industry in the area. “The voice for change is getting stronger across Bengal — be it Singur, the Sunderbans, north Bengal, Jangalmahal and even Kolkata. The massive turnout in Singur bears out that
can’t stop this urge for change,” Shah said.
He iterated promises of direct bank transfers of Rs 18,000 to each Bengal farmer “deprived” of PM Kisan Samman Yojana benefits under the
regime. He also mentioned the
Bharat health scheme that the Centre had planned for 60 crore poor people and piped drinking water supply to households. “The double-engine sarkar will ensure that people of Bengal are not left out.”
BJP can at best get 30 seats, says Didi: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that despite Amit Shah’s claims, BJP — “’with the help of
and Congress” — can “at best” get 25-30 seats of the 91 that have voted in Bengal.