‘BJP Will Struggle to Cross Double Digits in WB’: Prashant Kishor

Kishor, who has been roped in by TMC as its strategist, said that he will ‘quit this space’ if BJP performs well.

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File image of Prashant Kishor.

Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections scheduled for 2021, poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Monday, 21 December, took to Twitter to issue a challenge to the Bharatiya Janata Party as they aim to make inroads into the state in the polls.

Kishor, who has been roped in by the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress party in the state as its strategist, wrote that the BJP would struggle to cross double digits in the state, adding, “If BJP does any better I must quit this space.”

Kishor’s tweet came a day after BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah wrapped up a two-day tour of West Bengal during which he inducted former Trinamool Congress stalwart Suvendu Adhikari, among others into the party and held a roadshow in Bolpur.

He urged the people of Bengal to give a chance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the BJP will make “Sonar Bangla in five years.”

“I have never seen a roadshow like this in my entire life, and I have done several of them. It shows the love and trust the people of Bengal are showering on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the anger they have for Mamata Didi and TMC,” he said.

"We will form the next government in Bengal with more than 200 Assembly seats," he had said.


‘Pro-BJP Tsunami in Bengal’

Hitting back at Prashant Kishore, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya took to Twitter stating, “Given the pro-BJP Tsunami in Bengal, after we form the government, this country will have to lose a political strategist.”

Meanwhile, Union minister Babul Supriyo mocked Kishor’s statement and said he was “Very happy that an 'Expert' who can make such a 'Statement', is leading the Poll Campaign” of the TMC.

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