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2019 Lok Sabha Elections: Kolkata and West Bengal are next target for BJP

BJP has started preparations for the Lok Sabha elections 2019. A meeting of several state executive committees is being held in Delhi recently after the party’s national executive meeting. However, the picture of the MahaGathbandhan could not be cleared yet. No formal talks have started between BSP, SP and Congress so far. If Mahagathbandhan forms in UP, it may be difficult for the BJP to win in the Uttar Pradesh. In this way, BJP has made a strategy to compensate seats from other states. The party has formed a strategy to focus on the states of North-East including West Bengal. Apart from this, the party also has some hopes from Odisha and Telangana.

BJP’s West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh said on Friday that the party has targeted to win 25 Lok Sabha seats in the general elections in 2019. Not only that, the party has set a target of defeating Mamta Govt. in 2021 assembly elections and to be released in power. BJP has already become the main opposition party in West Bengal by overtaking the Left and the Congress. In the 2014 elections, BJP got 2 seats in West Bengal. These two seats were Asansol and Darjeeling. The BJP had done a great job in the Panchayat elections. Party influence has increased in North Bengal, South Bengal, and the tribal-dominated areas.

In 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP’s eye is on Balurghat, Cooch Bihar, Alipur Darwaza, Jalpaiguri and Malda North of Bengal. Apart from this, BJP has also hoped to win in Purulia, Jhargram, Medinipur, Krishnanagar, Howrah of South Bengal. BJP’s grip has strengthened in tribal-dominated regions of Purulia, Jhargram, West Midnapore, Bankura and Jalpaiguri, North Dinapur or Muslim-dominated areas of North Bengal.

Assembly elections in Odisha can happen only with Lok Sabha elections. Leaving Congress behind in Odisha, BJP emerged as the main opposition party. The party achieved unprecedented success in Panchayat elections. In the 2014 elections, BJP won a seat Sundaragad. This time the party’s eye has to reach this figure to the tenth. On the other hand, BJP has also targeted to win 120 out of 147 seats for the assembly elections. It is time to see that how much success BJP could get in the Upcoming Loksabha Election.


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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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