West Bengal poll: who is going to make last smile?

Kanak Joyti Barua, Contributing Correspondent, Barta24.com
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The counting of the results of the eight-phase assembly elections in the Indian state of West Bengal will be completed on Sunday (May 2). It is unknown at this time who is going make last smile. Both the ruling Trinamool Congress(TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are optimistic about winning a majority in the state. However, some polls observer suggest that the next government will be formed with the support of the Left-Congress, rather than a single majority.

Political parties, however, are shouting for their own victory by thwarting various surveys and polls. 'Trinamool victory is assured! We will come to the government. I am returning to power with 200 seats, ”said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a confident, convincing language just hours before the vote count.

The Trinamool leader made it clear to the party's candidates, "I am returning with a two-thirds majority. Everyone has fought hard in the election period. Sunday (May 2) is the day of the last battle. As a result, even on that day, the ground will have to be bitten at the counting center, 'said Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee to the leaders, activists and supporters.

This time the election has been completed for a long time. It ran from March 27 to April 29. Eight rounds of voting have been completed in the 2021 elections and the results will be announced at the same time on Sunday (May 2).

The Booth return survey has already found mixed opinions. According to a survey, Bengal is in the hands of the Trinamool. The BJP will get seats around 70. It can't defeat the TMC. According to a survey, the BJP will get a majority in the 294-seat assembly.

In addition to the tension and bloodshed in the just-concluded election, there was a power exercise. Mamata fought with a broken leg. The BJP has used all its might to win with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah leading the battle. In addition to weapons, black money, muscle power, etc., incitement to communalism and torture of minorities have taken place in the elections. In the relatively peaceful and harmonious politics of West Bengal, there have also been incidents of new polarization on the basis of extreme fanaticism.

Not only that, the leadership was adamant in the seizure of power despite the experts' prohibition on the expansion of Corona and the awfulness of the situation. Leaders have held meetings, rallies and processions in Corona, turning their backs on the dangers of the people. Blinded by the lure of power, they did not flinch at the dangers of man. The Hindu festival of Kumbh Mela, the festival of votes, is being blamed for India's extreme and limitless corona transmission. It is said that due to the short-sightedness and incompetence of the leaders, a terrible humanitarian catastrophe has taken place in Corona in India.

Whatever the situation, the outcome of the election will make it clear which side the general public has voted for; for the developmental program of Mamata or for the communalism of the BJP? Moreover, if the BJP wins, the existence of the Trinamool in West Bengal will be strained. The party will not be able to stand up anymore. On the other hand, if Trinamool wins, Mamata will become the mouthpiece of opposition to Modi and the BJP at the all-India level in the power of Bengal's victory.

However, all this is just an idea. In fact, the situation will be known only after the announcement of the election results. And then it will be clear who will be the last to smile in the West Bengal elections.