The BJP in West Bengal as we speak claimed that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was now so determined to keep away from defeat that she known as up a former Trinamool colleague, now with the BJP, for assist.
Senior BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya and Shishir Bajoria performed an audio clip to the media wherein the ruling occasion chief is heard speaking to Proloy Pal, who not too long ago adopted her former aide Suvendu Adhikari into the BJP.
NDTV can’t independently confirm the authenticity of the tape.
In the alleged telephonic dialog, Mr Pal is heard refusing Ms Banerjee’s request to return to the Trinamool, citing his incapability to betray the Adhikari household which took care of him when he was tortured by the CPM.
Mr Pal, the Vice-President of the BJP’s East Midnapore District unit, has additionally come on report confirming his place.
Suvendu Adhikari, until not too long ago an aide to Ms Banerjee, moved to the BJP late final 12 months, turning into one probably the most bitter critics of his former mentor. The two are actually contesting from the identical constituency, Nandigram, within the ongoing polls for the following state meeting.
Sharing the audio clip of the purported dialog, BJP IT Cell chief Amit Malviya tweeted: “Massive! Mamata Banerjee calls Proloy Pal, BJP’s district Vice President in Nandigram and pleads for help! Proloy tells her that he was humiliated in TMC and he along with this family cannot betray the BJP. Pishi is definitely losing Nandigram and TMC Bengal…”
Hitting again, the Trinamool launched a purported audio tape of the BJP’s troubleshooter Mukul Roy discussing an Election Commission rule change that was fulfilled final week.
Bengal reported 79.79 per cent voter turnout within the first part of the 2021 Assembly election that started this morning for 30 seats.
The ruling Trinamool Congress faces a stiff problem within the state from the BJP (and a lesser one from the Congress-Left alliance) in its bid for a 3rd straight time period. In 2016 the Trinamool swept 26 of the 30 seats on supply as we speak. Votes shall be counted on May 2.