Bengal has started trusting BJP: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Apr 15, 2017, 02:22
Bengal has started trusting BJP: Ravi Shankar Prasad

TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee said, "The result has shown that the politics of vendetta and communal polarisation by the BJP and the RSS have been rejected by the people of this state".

The increase in number of votes for BJP is largely being attributed to the erosion of the Left vote bank.

Bhattacharya secured 95,369 votes while the BJP candidate bagged 52,843 votes compared to 15,000 votes polled by the party candidate in last year's Assembly election.

Accusing the BJP and the CPI-M of having an "understanding", Banerjee said, "I have earlier stated that the BJP and the CPI-M are working hand-in-glove. Even Congress also transfers votes to BJP", said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after an administrative meeting at Behrampore.

Asked about Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death in Pakistan for alleged spying, Singh said, "India will fight till the finish to acquit Jadhav". "People are with us". "In 2016, the Left front got around 59,000 votes and this time, only 17,000".

The candies, including Bengali specialty Sandesh, are being given as a courtesy to Rajnath Singh on Bengali New Year. Bhattacharya has lost from Dum Dum (North) in 2016 Assembly election. The LF candidate, a CPI leader, finished third behind the BJP nominee, while the victor, the Trinamool Congress candidate, bagged over 56 per cent of the votes polled.

BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "The result of the by election at Kanthi South Assembly constituency indicates that BJP is penetrating in West Bengal and Left Front has totally been left out". She added that looking at the results of the Kanthi Dakshin bypolls, where there was a quantum rise in the BJP's share of votes, it could be said that in the next assembly elections the BJP would come to power with a clear majority. Kanthi Dakshin represents one of the strongest bases of the Trinamool Congress and is dominated by veteran MP Sishir Adhikari and his sons, transport minister Suvendu Adhikari and MP Dibyendu Adhikari.

"The results show that the BJP is the only party after the TMC whose vote share has increased". CPI got 17423 (10%) votes while Congress somehow managed to get 2270 (1.3%) votes.

Bhattacharya, who won, says, "We are grateful to the people".