Kolkata, April 8, 20121: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the saffron camp in Bengal is confident of their especially after the first three phases of the election. Shah said that BJP will win 63-68 seats in the first three phases of elections held in West Bengal so far.
BJP will win 63-68 seats: Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a whirlwind campaigning trail in West Bengal, told the media that BJP will win 63-68 seats out of 91 in the third phases of elections in the state.
The Union Home Minister was confident of BJP winning maximum seats, and told the figures during an election rally of BJP leader Rajiv Banerjee in Howrah’s Domjur.
BJP will win 63-68 seats, cross 200 seats in Bengal
Not only the Union Home Minister said that BJP will win 63-68 seats in the first three phases of the election, he also said that the saffron party will gain leads in the rest of the phases and cross the target of winning 200 seats.
“We estimate that we win surely win 63 to 68 seats in the first three phases of elections and gain a huge lead over Trinamool Congress, Communists and the Congress,” Shah said.
He then told the reporters that BJP will also gain leads in the rest of the phases in the election, too, and cross the target of winning 200 seats. On Wednesday, during his campaign trail, Shah had lunch at a rickshawala’s home.
Central forces acting on orders of Amit Shah: Mamata
Meanwhile, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at Union Home Minister Amit Shah and alleged that the security personnel of the paramilitary force CRPF are “harassing voters” on the instruction of Shah.
New agency PTI reported while addressing a rally in Bengal’s Cooch Behar district, Mamata accused security personnel of the central force of “molesting women and beating people” during the ongoing polls.
“They are obstructing voters to cast their votes. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has instructed them to do so,” Mamata alleged.
She said that at least 10 people have been killed in the state during the ongoing Assembly election.
In Bengal, election has been held in 91 of the 294 assembly seats in the state. On April 10, the fourth phase of the election in Bengal will be held.
Thursday was the last day of campaigning.