Senior BJP leader and West Bengal state in-charge of election management committee, Mukul Roy said that the BJP could win up to 32 seats out of 42 in the West Bengal Lok Sabha.
Mukul Roy said that there could be surprise results from 32 out of the 42 Lok Sabha seats from West Bengal.
Also asserted that Mamata Banerjee’s TMC(Trinamool Congress) is likely to suffer substantial loss due to a ‘strong anti-Mamata feeling’ amongst the people and not because of anti-incumbency.
Roy also asserted, in an interaction with the Economic Times, that the 2019 General Elections will be a straight contest between Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party, in which his party is likely to be benefited by 12% vote shares of the Congress and the left parties.
He added, that the People who is not in favour of Mamata Banerjee, will vote for BJP.
Also, that “there will be a tough fight in at least 32 seats, and there could be many upsets. People want change and this is the time for it.”, Roy said.
Mukul Roy was previously the manager of West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee.
He said that the ruling TMC is likely to suffer ‘substantial damage’ in Bengal and their number of seats could drop below 25.
While talking of the shift of votes from CPM and Congress, the former TMC general secretary said that apart from TMC and BJP, the rest parties will be fringe players.
He said, “In this election, the contest will be between the BJP and the ruling TMC, while others will be fringe players”. Added, “We feel that at least 12% of the total vote share of CPM-Congress together will come to us.”
Mukul Roy also said that the state BJP is happy with the people’s response during Amit Shah and Narendra Modi’s rally in West Bengal.