May 3, 2021 6:07:34 am
PM Modi addressed 18 public meetings in Bengal, in as many constituencies. TMC won 10 of those on Sunday. A look at how the drama unfolded in these 18 seats:
TMC’s Nayna Bandopadhyay (70,101 votes) defeated BJP’s Devdutta Maji (24,757 votes).
What PM said at rally in Chowringhee’s Brigade Parade Ground: “Ashol poriborton (genuine change) is Bengal BJP’s mantra.”
TMC’s Biswanath Das (1,04,952) defeated BJP’s Rabin Sardar (66,269).
What PM said: “I can witness the wave of ‘ashol poriborton’ in this region.”
Uluberia Purba: TMC
TMC’s Bidesh Ranjan Bose (86,526) defeated BJP’s Pratyush Mandal (69,400).
What PM said: “People of Bengal have decided: Didi must go.”
TMC’s Dr Karabi Manna (1,10,215) defeated BJP’s Samiran Mitra (87,143).
What PM said: He assured people that he will make Bengal “tolamukt” (free of extortion).
Sonarpur Dakshin: TMC
TMC’s Lovely Mitra (96,822) defeated Anjana Basu (76,432).
What PM said: “No Indian is an ‘outsider’ in Bengal. When BJP forms the government after May 2, a son of the soil will become CM.”
Howrah Central: TMC
TMC’s Arup Roy (96,465) defeated BJP’s Sanjay Singh (55,340).
What PM said: “Didi’s corrupt government has ushered in ‘ease of crime’ and ‘ease of loot’. A BJP government will bring ‘ease of doing business’ and ‘ease of living’.”
Krishnanagar Dakshin: TMC
TMC’s Ujjawal Biswas (91,738) defeated BJP’s Mahadev Sarkar (82,433).
What PM said: “Didi and her party are crossing all lines. Her people are abusing the SCs, STs, OBCs…. Didi has strategised to stop them from voting and facilitate her goons to rig votes.”
Bardhaman Uttar: TMC
TMC’s Nishith Kumar Malik (1,11,211) defeated BJP’s Radhankanta Roy (93,943).
What PM said: “Tormenting ‘Ma’, looting ‘Mati’ and bloodshed of ‘Manush’ is the reality of Didi’s slogan.”
TMC’s Chiranjeet Chakraborty (1,04,431) defeated Sankar Chatterjee (80,648).
What PM said : “Didi’s frustration is increasing as the day of result is coming closer. She now gets angry even when I say ‘Didi O Didi’ in rallies. Every child in Bengal has started saying ‘Didi O Didi’.”
TMC’s Bardhaman Hareram (71,002) defeated BJP’s Tapas Roy (62,951).
What PM said: “People used to come here for employment but today people from here are migrating. Didi, who speaks of Ma-Mati-Manush, has spread mafia raj here.”
BJP’s Sudip Kumar Mukherjee (89,733) defeated TMC’s Sujoy Banerjee (82,751).
What PM said: “TMC says ‘khela hobe’, BJP says ‘vikas hobe’ – the TMC’s days are over. Even Mamata-didi knows this.”
BJP’s Sankar Ghosh (89,370) defeated TMC’s Dr Om Prakash Mishra (53,784).
What PM said: “Instigating people against central force will not help. TMC is perpetuating a culture of violence in Bengal.”
Kharagpur Sadar: BJP
BJP’s Hirmiranmoy Chattopadhyay (79,607) defeated TMC’s Pradip Sarkar (75,836).
What PM said: “This region of Kharagpur gives us a glimpse of mini-India…. Mamata Banerjee is playing khela of appeasement for vote-bank politics.”
Coochbehar Dakshin: BJP
BJP’s Nikhil Ranjan Dey (91,560) defeated TMC’s Avijit De Bhowmik (86,629).
What PM said: Modi said Mamata will lose the prestige battle in Nandigram.
BJP’s Niladri Shekhar Daba (95,466) defeated TMC’s Sayantika Banerjee (93,998).
What PM said: He slammed TMC for “making hollow promises” and “playing khela of extortion rackets and syndicates”.
Kanthi Dakhshin: BJP
BJP’s Arup Kumar Das (98,477) won against TMC’s Jyotirmoy Kar (88,184).
What PM said: “May 2, Didi jacche, ashol poriborton asche (Didi is going, real change is coming).”
Suvendhu Adhikari’s father Sisir Adhikari is MP of this Lok Sabha constituency.
BJP’s Ambika Roy (76,724) defeated TMC’s Aniruddha Biswas (72,423).
What PM said: “People of Bengal want ‘sonar Bangla’. Bengal doesn’t need Didi’s ‘kusashan’, it needs ‘asol poriborton’.”
BJP’s Satyendranath Roy (88,724) defeated TMC’s Gautam Das (84,132).
What PM said: “Maa Ganga has blessed BJP everywhere in her vast aanchal. After May 2, West Bengal is going to be added to it.”
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