MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena on Monday stated the West Bengal election results have proved that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union residence minister Amit Shah are not invincible.
An editorial within the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ stated out of 4 states (West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala) and a Union Territory (Puducherry) which just lately went to polls, all eyes have been on West Bengal.
“Instead of tackling the raging Covid-19 pandemic, the entire central government, including Prime Minister Modi, was in the poll arena of West Bengal to defeat (Chief Minister) Mamata Banerjee,” it stated.
On Sunday, Banerjee fended off a spirited problem by a resurgent BJP in West Bengal with a landslide victory for her Trinamool Congress (TMC) get together for a 3rd consecutive time period.
“The results have proved that despite having all the machinery and technology at their disposal, Modi-Shah are not invincible,” the Marathi every day stated.
The Shiv Sena, which shares energy in Maharashtra with the NCP and Congress, did not contest the West Bengal polls, however prolonged its help to Banerjee.
West Bengal needed to undergo eight phases of voting, the editorial famous, and claimed the BJP used cash, energy and authorities equipment to defeat Mamata Banerjee.
“The BJP lost and the corona won. This is a one-line analysis of the Bengal poll results,” the editorial stated.
With the only goal to win West Bengal, Modi and Shah entered the poll fray, held huge rallies and roadshows, violating all Covid-19 security guidelines, it alleged.
It stated the Madras High Court has blamed the Election Commission for the unfold of Covid-19 because of the lengthy-drawn marketing campaign within the states the place polls have been just lately held, particularly West Bengal.
The Sena requested who will take the accountability of the BJP’s efficiency within the polls.
Except for Assam and Puducherry, the BJP has not finished nicely (in different states which went to polls), it stated.
“The people of West Bengal need to be complimented for not falling prey to an artificial wave and for unitedly standing up for their own prestige. The country should learn from Bengal,” the editorial stated.