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Suvendu Adhikari Attributes BJP’s Defeat in West Bengal to the “Overconfidence” of Several Leaders of the Party

Suvendu Adhikari blames complacency of certain leaders of BJP for losing at the WB elections…get the details

Monday, 19th July 2021

In an open criticism after the Bharatiya Janata Party lost in the West Bengal Assembly polls this year, BJP’s Nandigram MLA and Leader of Opposition in the state assembly, Suvendu Adhikari said on Sunday, the party’s defeat can be primarily attributed to its overconfident leaders who were sure they would secure over 170 seats.

Adhikari recently attended a party meeting in Chandipur area of the Purba Medinipur district where he said the BJP’s smugness and overconfidence blurred their vision and was the main reason why they were unable to view the emerging situation on the ground.

The TMC renegade said in the meeting, “As we did well in the first two poll phases in these parts of assembly segments, many of our leaders became smug and overconfident. They started believing that the BJP will secure 170-180 seats in the elections, but they did not do the groundwork. This cost us dearly.”

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Adhikari said, setting up realistic targets was just as important has putting in hard work behind it and continuing with work on the ground level.

Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh reacted to Adhikari’s words and said, “Suvendu has conveniently forgotten the slew of social welfare projects and a spree of development by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and the mandate against BJP heavyweights' sustained campaign against the CM and TMC.”

Ghosh, the General Secretary of the TMC also said, “The BJP was living in a fool’s paradise as many of their leaders predicted that the saffron camp will cross 200 seats. Why he is finding fault with others? Didn’t Suvendu also boast repeatedly that his party will get 180 seats at least. Actually, they don’t know the pulse of West Bengal, Trinamool does.”

The BJP had managed to win 77 seats in the West Bengal elections that were held in April-May this year. The party lost to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, which had managed to secure a victory with 213 seats.


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