Huge Voter Turnout in West Bengal Gets Trinamul Congress Worried


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (Photo: Reuters)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (Photo: Reuters)

Huge Voter Turnout in West Bengal Gets Trinamul Congress Worried

Massive voter turnouts in the West Bengal Assembly polls are beginning to worry Trinamul Congress strategists. The perception that large turnouts generally do not bode well for the ruling party is making the TMC leadership jittery.

Adding to this is the uncomfortable arithmetic of the vote share percentage. The approximate vote shares of both Trinamul and the Left-Congress combination stand head to head at 40 percent. It remains to be seen which way the BJP’s 17 percent vote share will go. Though the BJP has slipped far behind, the party could open its account in Kharagpur and Asansol. In a bid to woo the considerable Tamil population in Kharagpur, a massive contingent of Tamil RSS functionaries were pressed into operation, sources said.
Report in the Asian Age

Trinamul functionaries are however, confident of securing the minority vote, and are sure that the “Muslims won’t leave Didi”.

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