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HTLS 2020: Two-thirds majority for BJP cannot be ruled out in Bengal polls, says Rajnath Singh


After a spectacular victory in the recently concluded Bihar assembly elections, in which the BJP managed to secure 74 seats in the 243-member chamber, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday that people in various states to He often voted on the basis of the local government of the incumbent government when it comes to state polls. He also did not rule out the possibility of the BJP coming to power in West Bengal in 2021 with a two-thirds majority.

Responding to a question on whether it would be a fight between Mamata Banerjee and Modi in the Bengal assembly elections scheduled for early next year, Singh said: “The possibility that the Bharatiya Janata Party may be in a position to form the government in West Bengal with a two-thirds majority. ”The Bengal assembly elections are one of the most crucial elections coming up for both the BJP and the country. The BJP has done everything possible to prevent Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress comes to power for the third consecutive term.

In the Lok Sabha elections held in May 2019, the BJP surprised both political analysts and the Trinamool Congress by winning almost half of the total number of seats the state holds in Lok Sabha. The BJP won 18 of the 42 seats while the TMC won 22. The BJP had promised at the time that it would end CM Mamata Banerjee’s party in its home state in the next assembly elections.

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Referring to the recent victory in Bihar, Singh emphasized that it was obvious that the population had accepted the leadership of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi unanimously, despite some setbacks in state polls in Maharashtra, Jharkhand and more recently in Delhi in February 2020.

The Defense Minister spoke in a virtual session on the third day of the 18th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020, in conversation with Prashant Jha, opinion editor, Hindustan Times. State Bank of India President Dinesh Kumar Khara, a veteran banker, and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel were some of the other speakers who attended Thursday’s session of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020.

The theme of Rajnath Singh’s session at the 2020 Hindustan Times Leadership Summit was Defining a New Era in National Security.

Hindustan Times