The West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh has claimed that the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) will not be able to secure a single seat out of the total of 10 Lok Sabha seats in the State which went to polls in the three phases polls that have concluded. “We are in a better position in the 10 seats where polling is over in the first three phases. We are going to win at least seven to eight of them. I believe that Mamata Banerjee will not be able to digest this but the TMC will draw a blank,” said Ghosh.
Accusing the TMC of creating an atmosphere of terror in the State, Ghosh said that the political situation is changing in favour of BJP now and that people are attending the rallies of the BJP in large numbers despite the threats of TMC activists. “This has not been the situation even six months ago. Now, if you go to the remotest area of the state you will see BJP there”, he said.
Gosh said that his party is confident of winning 23 seats in the state. He said that seeing the huge turn out of people at the BJP rallies, Mamata Banerjee has stopped flying across the State in a helicopter and has started going for unscheduled roadshows. “Mamata Banerjee saw thin attendance at her rallies and bumper crowd in ours. People are joining our rallies in hordes without any fear. And because of this, she has chosen to go for roadshows leaving the helicopter,” he added addressing a Press meet at the Press Club, Kolkata.
He said that his party is working to ensure that people vote freely and without fear and that helping people cast their votes will be the main challenge of the party. “We are trying to make sure that people can cast their votes as this is the prime concern of the people” he said.
Talking about the priorities of his party in the State Ghosh said that restoration of democracy, safety and security of women and bringing back education in the right direction are some of the things that the party has in mind.
Elections for the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal are spread over all seven phases, which will conclude on 19th May.