Three phase elections have been held in West Bengal and for the remaining phases political parties are trying hard. Bengal is witnessing a direct contest between Mamata Banerjee’s party TMC and BJP, though the Congress-Left alliance cannot be ignored. In such a situation, the question arises that if the TMC will be needed after the results, will the Congress support it? On this question, the response of West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary has also come.
When Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary was asked if the Congress would support the TMC if needed, he said, “There is no time for a hypothetical question as we are moving to capture Nabna (Chief Minister’s Office).” We do not know where Mamta Banerjee will go if she loses. Politics is the art of possibilities.
Explain that in the third phase in West Bengal, on April 6, 84.61 percent polling was recorded in 31 assembly seats. The state had 84.13 and 86.11 percent polling in the first and second phase respectively. Elections have been completed on 91 of the 294 assembly seats in the state with five more phases remaining. According to the schedule of the Election Commission, the results will be announced on May 2.
Earlier on Wednesday, senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary said that out of the four states and one Union Territory assembly elections held, incidents of violence occurred only in West Bengal and BJP and Trinamool Congress are responsible for this. Chaudhary, president of the Congress’s West Bengal unit, told reporters on Wednesday, however, that the incidents of violence in West Bengal were less in the three-phase election this time, and the credit goes to the Election Commission (EC).
“Apart from West Bengal, elections were held in three other states and one union territory but incidents of booth capturing, bloodshed and attacks were heard only in our state,” he said. The leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha said that only the soldiers of the central forces cannot stop every untoward incident during the election and the responsibility of this also rests with the state police. He also claimed that the Left-Congress-ISF alliance is consolidating its position as the third force in West Bengal.