The election campaign in West Bengal for the sixth phase in 43 assembly constituencies spread over four districts has reached a peak. Union Home minister Amit Shah addressed a public rally in Purba Bardhaman district. He claimed that TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee will lose the Nandigram seat to the BJP. Claiming a lead in 122 seats out of 180 seats for which the elections have happened, Mr. Shah said that Didi looks demoralised after the five phases of election. He charged that the illegal immigrants are taking away the benefits meant for the citizens of India in West Bengal. The Union Home minister also held a roadshow in Nadia district today.
He claimed that if BJP is brought to power then the insurgency will be eliminated. TMC leader and Chief Minister Mamatha Banerjee addressed a public meeting at Barrackpore and Khardaha in North 24 Parganas today. She took on the Central Government and charged that the Modi government has failed in controlling the Covid pandemic. She said there is discrimination while distributing the vaccine to the states. In an attack against the BJP, she alleged that the leaders of BJP utter lies and misguide the people.
AIR correspondent reports, as the summer heat tries to match electoral campaign generated heat, the political parties hit the campaign trail in the sixth phase with unwavering grit and determination. The defender and the challengers are equally trying to score a point over others, engaging the voters through speeches, road shows and block level meetings.
Two principal challengers in this contest namely the TMC and BJP are communicating with the voters about their strengths and about the weaknesses of the others. TMC is speaking about the 10 years of its rule in West Bengal and that it being the regional party.
BJP is talking about the problems of insurgency in the state and how the people of Bengal are deprived of the Central Government schemes. The mood of the voters can be gauged only on May 2nd.