Bharatiya Janata Party chief JP Nadda on Tuesday expressed confidence that the saffron party will form the government in West Bengal in the 2026 assembly elections.
In fact, addressing the West Bengal BJP executive meeting, Nadda said, “The BJP has come a long way in Bengal in a very short span of time. We won just two seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and got 18 per cent votes. In 2016 We got only three seats and 10.16 per cent vote share in the assembly elections. In 2019, we got 40.25 per cent votes and won 18 out of 42 seats in the Lok Sabha elections.
He said: “In the recently concluded assembly elections, our vote share was 38.1 per cent and we got 2.27 crore votes, and won 77 seats. In the next five years, the BJP will take another big leap and form the government in the state. We will achieve it. And there will be a BJP government in the state.”
Referring to the post-poll violence in West Bengal, Nadda claimed that no post-poll violence was reported from Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry as TMC was not there.
“Unprecedented political violence after TMC won the election. 1,399 properties of our workers have been destroyed. There have been 676 incidents of loot. 108 families have received threats. Our offices in Arambagh and Bishnupur were burnt by TMC workers. All this happened under the leadership of a woman chief minister. There has been a lot of atrocities on women. If women are not safe, then what kind of governance is being given to the people of West Bengal from TMC,” Nadda said.
Nadda alleged that the West Bengal Police remained a mute spectator. “Aadhaar cards and ration cards of BJP workers have been taken away. According to the high-powered committee, the violence in Bengal clearly shows the failure in the administration,” he said.
Hitting out at other opposition parties, Nadda said, “If such violence against women or Dalits had been reported in BJP-ruled states, all opposition parties would have joined hands and created a storm. But they We were silent on the violence in West Bengal. There was no talk of human rights. It is also our responsibility to expose such people and we will continue to do so.”
Nadda alleged that corruption, TMC and Mamata Banerjee are synonymous with each other. Referring to the fake Kovid vaccination campaign, Nadda said, “There may have been a scam regarding the vaccine, but it has happened in West Bengal. Mimi Chakraborty was given a fake vaccine in Bengal. MPs will get fake vaccines and fake vaccination campaign will be run.”