P. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Malda, Bengal
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BJP’s fire brand leader Yogi Adityanath, with words like Jai Shri Ram … Love Jihad and cow slaughter … on Tuesday (March 2), in Malda, West Bengal, sparked a political storm in the state. Actually, on the political pitch of Bengal, Yogi tried to give the issue of Hindutva with Shri Ram’s cheer. The Yogi roars in Malda is a Muslim-dominated area. There are a total of 12 assembly seats under this. How is the political equation on these seats and will Yogi’s magic work in Malda, know in this report …
BJP’s eye on Hindu votes
Significantly, Malda is a Muslim dominated area of Bengal. It is bordering Bangladesh and the district has 12 assembly seats, of which 50 per cent of the electorate is Muslim. In such a situation, it is believed that the BJP is eyeing Hindu voters by bringing Yogi to Malda. Yogi’s rally took place at the Brigade Ground in Malda, with a target of bringing 10 lakh people. By the way, it is famous in Bengal whose brigade ground, its Bengal.
This is how Malda’s election equation
Let us know that elections will be held in two (seventh and eighth) phases for the 12 assembly seats in Malda district, for which the dates of April 26 and 29 have been set. The important thing is that during the 2016 assembly elections, the Trinamool Congress was swept in this district, while the BJP won two out of the total three seats in Bengal in Malda. At the same time, out of the remaining 10 seats, eight Congress and one seat each went to the CPI (M) and independents. In such a situation, the BJP is eyeing to increase its seats in this district, then the Trinamool Congress is trying to open its account.
This challenge in front of Congress
According to the information, Malatipur, Chanchal, Maldah (SC), Gajole (SC), Sujapur, Habibpur, Manikchak, Harishchandrapur, English Bazar, Mothabari, Ratua and Vaishnav Nagar seats in Malda district. All these seats are dominated by the Congress. In the year 2016, the party won eight of the 12 seats, but this time the situation is completely different. The party is struggling with infighting. Senior party leader Anand Sharma and Bengal chief Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary have come face to face after the ISF’s alliance with Abbas Siddiqui. At the same time, in the current state of the state, there is a direct contest between BJP vs Trinamool Congress. In such a situation, if the mood of Malda voters changes, then the Congress may face a lot of trouble.
Elections to be held in 294 seats
BJP’s eye on Hindu votes