Mamata's Exit And Congress's Dilemma
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.
Until next time,
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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