West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who leaves no chance to challenge its rival party, again switched to her avatar while addressing a rally at Siliguri.
Though miles away, but in a big face-off ahead of the first phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, Mamata slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party's 'poriborton yatra'. She remarked that change will only happen in Delhi, not in West Bengal. She also claimed that West Bengal was a safer place for women than states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, both under BJP rule.
Today, Bengal saw two mega-rallies on Sunday, as campaigning hit a crescendo. Apart from Mamata's Siliguri rally, Modi, campaigning for the BJP, addressed a huge gathering at the Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata.
The poll-bound state got election fever, with the three main contenders raising the stakes and going in for the final kill.
Initial opinion polls have suggested Mamata’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) as moving towards a simple majority. However, the BJP may also gain comfort from the fact that the party’s recent track record has not been spotless, and the actual tally has been way off / lower, in most cases.