With the West Bengal assembly election nearing, it seems that the TMC top brass has sensed an impending electoral catastrophe. Senior TMC leader and MP Saugata Roy has made a statement that the left and congress party should enter into an anti-BJP alliance with Trinamool. Roy said, "If the Left Front and the Congress are genuine anti-BJP forces, they should line up behind Trinamool Congress because Mamata Banerjee's party is the only party fighting against the communal and divisive politics of the saffron party. Mamata Banerjee is the real face of secularism," said TMC MP Saugata Roy.
Roy’s call for an electoral unity should be seen as a desperate attempt to rescue his party from a defeat in 2021 assembly elections. BJP has been running a high-voltage campaign to win Bengal.
Speaking to Organiser, the National Secretary of BJP and West Bengal co-incharge Arvind Menon said, “In 2019 Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal, BJP got 2 crore 30 lakh votes and 18 seats. In 2021 assembly election, we are expecting more than 50% of vote share and 200 assembly seats. Any kind of unholy alliance between the left, Congress and TMC won’t have any impact. All the programs organised by BJP are attracting massive crowds”.
West Bengal assembly election is scheduled to take place in April-May 2021.