21 September, 2020

Target 250 in 2021! Narendra Modi's 'Sonar Bangla' Vision To Counter Mamata Banerjee's 'Joi Bangla' Pride, Says BJP

The results in the Lok Sabha elections have made BJP extremely upbeat in West Bengal. Saying Mamata Banerjee is promoting dynastic rule, BJP is confident of knocking out the firebrand leader in two years' time.

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Target 250 in 2021! Narendra Modi's 'Sonar Bangla' Vision To Counter Mamata Banerjee's 'Joi Bangla' Pride, Says BJP
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2019-06-21T13:48:33+05:30

It has taken 68-long years for the BJP to establish a political base in its founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s home state, West Bengal. Mookerjee had walked out of the Congress and quit Jawaharlal Nehru’s cabinet to launch the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the BJP’s predecessor, in 1951.

Now that the BJP has won 18 of Bengal’s 42 Lok Sabha seats, party leaders claim there is no looking back. Their eyes are now set on winning the 2021 assembly polls. They have already set a target of 250 seats for the party (they have six MLAs currently) in the 294-member assembly.

BJP national general secretary and West Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya says that organisation in the state has been str­engthened down to the booth level and there is no doubt that the state will ditch the ‘autocratic’ rule of Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee. “We had set a target of 23 Lok Sabha seats, and won 18. Now, our target is 250 seats in the assembly. We will prepare our poll strategy and work towards achieving this,” he tells...

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