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In Bengal, fight is between TMC, BJP: Chandan Mitra

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Chandan Mitra Chandan Mitra

Claiming that the electoral contest in Bengal is between the Trinamool Congress and BJP, and not between TMC and CPM, senior BJP leader and candidate from Hooghly Lok Sabha seat Chandan Mitra said it is the CM who has established this fact.

“Mamata Banerjee and other senior BJP leaders are attacking the BJP everyday, as they now see the BJP as a threat. A few days ago, they had said the BJP was not a factor in Bengal. Everyday, however, the CM criticises BJP, proving that the electoral contest in Bengal is between BJP and TMC and not between TMC and CPM,” said Mitra Saturday.

The national executive committee member insisted there was a strong undercurrent of support for BJP in Bengal. Though he refused to make any speculation on the number of seats that the BJP may bag in the state, Mitra said the party will witness “unprecedented results”.

Alleging threat and intimidation of to BJP supporters, Mitra demanded deployment of central paramilitary forces in his constituency. “The Central paramilitary forces must be deployed to ensure free and fair polls,” he said, alleging rampant hooliganism by the TMC workers across the state.

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