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What Will Be Left Of Bharat Jodo 2.0 In Bengal After Mamata Has Walked Out Of INDI Alliance?

Swarajya Staff

Jan 24, 2024, 08:34 PM | Updated 08:37 PM IST

Mamata's Exit And Congress's Dilemma

Rahul Gandhi leading his 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra'.
Rahul Gandhi leading his 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra'.

Dear Reader,

The INDI Alliance received a setback in Bengal right on the day the Congress Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra entered the state. CM and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee said that her party would fight the Lok Sabha elections on its own in the state.

There are 42 Lok Sabha seats in Bengal and according to reports the TMC was only willing to give two seats for the Congress to contest and none to the Left.

Now, with Banerjee effectively disbanding the alliance in Bengal, it would be interesting to see the stance the Congress and Rahul Gandhi take while their yatra is in the state.

To be sure, this piece by Jaideep Mazumdar does not say how the Congress will react. Instead, it gives you enough information for you to make predictions on your own.

Read his piece in full here: https://swarajyamag.com/commentary/after-a-fractious-ride-in-north-east-rahul-gandhi-will-enter-bengal-where-indi-alliance-lies-in-tatters

Until next time,

Arush Tandon

PS: On the other hand, there is a buzz that the BJP leadership has set a target of winning 30-plus seats from Bengal this time. 


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