BJP winning Bengal: Amit Malviya releases Prashant Kishor’s Clubhouse audio; poll strategist clarifies

 BJP winning Bengal: Amit Malviya releases Prashant Kishor’s Clubhouse audio; poll strategist clarifies

Indian political strategist Prashant Kishor

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Prashant Kishor, Mamata Banerjee’s poll strategist in West Bengal polls, has said in a Clubhouse chat that “BJP is winning Bengal” and “PM Narendra Modi is hugely popular”, a factor which would decide which party sweeps the state

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Prashant Kishor, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s election strategist, has said in a Clubhouse chat that the Bharatiya Janata Party is winning in the West Bengal Assembly election. Prashant Kishor is also heard saying that PM Narendra Modi is hugely popular in West Bengal. According to Prashant Kishor, this is one of the three factors which would decide which party sweeps the state.

Amit Malviya, BJP IT cell head, shared the purported conversation of Prashant Kishor in an open Clubhouse organised by a journalist where the poll strategist is purportedly heard discussing a TMC survey that shows the BJP is winning Bengal in the 2021 West Bengal Assembly election.

The audio bomb was released by the BJP as the state is voting in the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly election, triggering several from the saffron party going ballistic over the comment. The TMC’s election has just been thrown away, Amit Malviya said. Tweeting several excerpts of the audio, Amit Malviya tweeted saying Prashant Kishor has conceded TMC’s defeat in the West Bengal polls, according to TMC’s internal survey.

‘Dalit, Mathuas voting for BJP’
In the leaked audio, tweeted by Amit Malviya and Tajinder Singh Bagga and several other BJP leaders, Prashant Kishor is heard saying that PM Modi is as popular in West Bengal as CM Mamata Banerjee.

“Agar vote hain toh Modi ke naam par vote hai, Hindu hone ke naam par vote hai, polarisation, Modi, Hindibhasi, SC, yeh factors hain [If there are votes, they are in the name of Modi [PM], and being a Hiindu; the factors in this election are polarisation, Modi, SC [votes]”

Prashant Kishor is also heard saying that factors such as Suvendu Adhikari’s exit from the Trinamool Congress and him advising Mamata Banerjee for the West Bengal polls will have little impact in this election. Rather, Dalits and the Mathua communities specifically voting for the BJP is a very important factor,” Prashant Kishor said.

“Suvendu chale gaye ya Prashant chale aaye, uska koie mudda nahi hai. Modi yahan popular hai…Dalit yahan par 27% hai, aur woh poori tarah se BJP ke saath khada hai. (The state has 27 per cent Dalits and they are all voting for the BJP). Plus, there’s polarisation,” Prashant Kishor is heard saying in the leaked audio.

Modi, Mamata equally popular 
Prashant Kishor also goes on to concede that the BJP has cadre on the ground who are dedicated to the saffron party and “PM Narendra Modi and CM Mamata Banerjee are equally popular” in West Bengal.

When asked why is PM Modi popular in West Bengal, Prashant Kishor says: “There’s a cult around Modi across the country. There is a certain percentage of people who see God in Modi. In Bengal, the Hindi-speaking population is the core of Modi’s support base. The anti-incumbency is against the state government, not the Centre.”

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