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Suvendu Adhikari Foresees 'Modi Tsunami' in West Bengal Following BJP's Recent Victories

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Suvendu Adhikari Foresees 'Modi Tsunami' in West Bengal Following BJP's Recent Victories

The political landscape in West Bengal is poised for transformation as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), emboldened by recent electoral victories in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh, stakes bold claims about its future prospects in the state. Suvendu Adhikari, a leading BJP figure in West Bengal, projects confidence in the party's ability to secure significant wins in upcoming elections. His statements hint at an anticipated 'Modi tsunami' in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, mirroring the party's growing influence and momentum.

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Mounting Confidence in BJP's Prospects

Adhikari's conviction in the BJP's future is evident in his prediction that the incumbent Trinamool Congress (TMC) will not retain power in West Bengal till the 2026 assembly polls. This bold assertion comes on the heels of the BJP's victories in other states, which have invigorated the party's leadership in West Bengal. Sukanta Majumder, BJP state unit president, insists that the BJP will secure at least 35 out of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, a significant increase from the 18 seats the party won in the 2019 General Elections.

Victories in Other States Ignite BJP's Momentum

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The BJP's recent triumphs have reenergized the party in West Bengal. BJP leader Indranil Khan observes these victories as a morale booster and confidently anticipates the party winning 35 Lok Sabha seats from the state in next year's elections. Other BJP leaders, including Agnimitra Paul and Meena Devi Purohit, also join in celebrating the party's success, indicating a rising tide of optimism within the BJP's ranks in West Bengal.

Opposition and Confrontation

Nonetheless, the BJP's burgeoning confidence hasn't gone unchallenged. Senior TMC leader and Bengal minister Firhad Hakim underscores that the TMC came to power with the people's mandate, signifying a defiant stance against the BJP's claims. Adhikari indicates that the BJP will launch an aggressive campaign against the ruling TMC, signaling a likely escalation of political activities in the state.

The BJP's growing influence in West Bengal is further evidenced by Adhikari's challenge to Speaker Biman Banerjee over conducting political activities within the Assembly premises. This proactive move, following the BJP's victories elsewhere, suggests a more assertive stance from the party's legislative team in West Bengal.

In conclusion, with the BJP's growing confidence and audacity, fueled by victories in other states, West Bengal is set for a heightened political contest. As both the BJP and the TMC gear up for upcoming electoral battles, the state braces for a potential shift in its political landscape.

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