Surya sure Bengal would have a BJP chief minister on May 3
BJP MP Tejasvi Surya has no doubt that the Bharatiya Janata Party will have its first ever chief minister in West Bengal on May 3. He also predicted that his party would win 200 out of the 294-seat assembly.
"BJP will win more than 200 seats in West Bengal. (Chief Minister) Mamata Banerjee's days as a chief minister are numbered. On the 3rd of May, West Bengal will have a BJP chief minister," Mr Surya was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
"This is the legacy of the communists which Mamata Banerjee has carried forward but there will be no more bloodshed and political murder politics in West Bengal because BJP will have its chief minister," he added.
Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said the party will win much more than 200 seats as they had begun preparing for the elections five years ago, when Ms Banerjee had retained power with a massive mandate.
"We will not get less than 200 (seats). It will definitely be more than 200. We did not begin preparations today, we had started five years back," Mr Ghosh said.
Talking about the party's preparations, he said, "We have proceeded phase-wise, we all saw results in the Lok Sabha elections, and we are going ahead with the mantra of '19 mein half, 21 mein saaf' (half seats in 2019, clean sweep in 2021," he added.
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