Taking the Battle to Mamata Banerjee: What Makes West Bengal So Important For the BJP – By Fazil Khan

Senior BJP leaders, including its president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have held several rallies in West Bengal over the past couple of months. The party tried and failed to take out a rath yatra and is pushing hard for the controversial bill that seeks to provide citizenship to ‘non-Muslim’ immigrants.…

Since 2014, BJP has managed to form governments – either on its own or in alliance – in six out of the seven states in the North-East. The BJP has been eyeing the region, which holds 24 seats in total, to make-up for its losses elsewhere.

But that probably won’t be enough and that’s where West Bengal becomes crucial for the party. The state has 42 seats, the third largest share in the parliament after Uttar Pradesh (80) and Maharashtra (48).…

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