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Congress Will Spring Surprise In Polls: Party’s Bengal In-Charge BK Hariprasad


BK Hariprasad additionally stated the AIMIM may also not be an element within the polls.

New Delhi:

A triangular contest is taking part in out within the West Bengal Assembly polls and the outcomes will spring a shock with a powerful undercurrent towards each the TMC and the BJP and in favour of the Left-Congress-ISF alliance, senior Congress chief BK Hariprasad stated on Tuesday.

BK Hariprasad, who’s overseeing the Congress’ marketing campaign administration for the West Bengal polls as a senior observer, additionally dismissed claims that the occasion is just not combating the election with all its may, saying this was a “disinformation campaign of the Nagpur university” individuals, a reference to the RSS.

In a telephonic interview with PTI, he stated all Congress leaders, in addition to staff, have been on the bottom in West Bengal and former occasion chief Rahul Gandhi can be campaigning within the upcoming phases of polls.

His remarks come a day earlier than Rahul Gandhi is anticipated to marketing campaign for the West Bengal polls for the primary time.

Asked if the Congress can be prepared to assist the TMC after the polls if a scenario arises that the 2 events want to come back collectively to cease the BJP from coming to energy, BK Hariprasad dismissed it as a “hypothetical” query however added the elected MLAs and the Pradesh Congress Committee will advocate what they need and at last, the Congress president will resolve.

Asked concerning the electoral contest turning out to be a Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) versus the BJP contest, he stated this was solely a media notion created by the sort of sources the 2 events had and their “marketing” techniques.

“The Communists and the Congress, along with new entrant ISF, have a formidable (Samyukta Morcha) alliance and the people have realised that they made a mistake in 2016 (assembly polls) and 2019 (Lok Sabha polls). It is a triangular fight and fascinating results will be there,” he stated, exuding confidence of an excellent exhibiting by the Samyukta Morcha within the polls.

BK Hariprasad, who has taken on extra tasks of AICC in-charge of the state after Jitin Prasada examined optimistic for COVID-19, stated Bengal is altogether a distinct state with higher political consciousness.

Both the TMC and the BJP are “disturbed” and, subsequently, have gone right into a excessive voltage marketing campaign whereas not speaking about actual points, he alleged.

“Why don’t PM (Narendra Modi) and (Home Minister) Amit Shah speak of the CAA, NRC and farmers issues. It is one month into the campaign and those issues have not been talked about. If they have the guts they should speak about that,” BK Hariprasad stated.

There is an undercurrent towards the BJP and TMC as none of them got here to the rescue of the poor and migrants, he claimed.

Asked about Rahul Gandhi not campaigning within the state until now, BK Hariprasad stated Gandhi was busy with different 4 meeting elections with the Congress contesting extra seats in states like Kerala and Assam.

“Here we are fighting in 92 seats. Another four phases are there and we will fight it out. Rahul ji is also coming. He will campaign (going forward),” he stated.

On stories that Abbas Siddiqui-led Indian Secular Front (ISF) expressing displeasure over the extent of assist from the Congress, BK Hariprasad asserted that there was wholehearted assist from the Congress and the alliance was working unitedly.

Asserting {that a} triangular battle between the Samyukta Morcha of the Left-Congress-ISF alliance, the TMC, and the BJP was at play in West Bengal, he stated a “surprise result” was in retailer for everybody, alluding to a powerful efficiency by the Samyukta Morcha.

Hitting out on the BJP over its marketing campaign, the Congress chief alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Shah had introduced “disgrace” to their respective positions by the sort of language they’ve used within the polls.

“Both TMC and BJP have gone so low in their campaign, it is unimaginable,” he added.

BK Hariprasad stated individuals have realised the errors made up to now and they’re going to throw the TMC and the BJP out.

He asserted that the West Bengal elections have been concerning the “asmita (pride)” of the Bengalis.

“It is the question of the asmita of Bengalis. Asmita of Rabindranath Tagore, Subhas Chandra Bose, Swami Vivekananda, Bidhan Chandra Roy, and M N Roy. These two people (PM Modi and Shah) are speaking against the Constitution. Bengalis are very intellectual and this fakelogy will not work,” he stated.

BK Hariprasad additionally stated the AIMIM may also not be an element within the polls.

“It is a politically vibrant state and the people will give a befitting reply to those who have harassed them in the name of caste, religion and language,” he stated.

Elections for the 294 meeting seats in West Bengal are being held in eight phases. The votes will probably be counted on May 2.

As many as 45 Assembly segments will go to polls within the fifth section which is scheduled for April 17.

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