BJP eyes 25 LS seats, victory in 2021 state polls in Bengal

Our aim is to reach each and every voter of the state: Sinha
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Kolkata
14 Sep 2018

State West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh today said the party had set a target of winning at least 25 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 general elections and capture power in the state in the 2021 assembly poll.
The has already emerged as the main opposition in West Bengal ahead of the Leftists and Congress, he said.
"People in the state are unhappy with the anti-people policies of the Mamata Banerjee government and are looking for an alternative, which we will provide," Ghosh said at the party's state executive meeting here.
The meeting discussed strategies to fight political opponents in the upcoming general elections, assessed the party's organisational strength at different levels starting from the grassroot and ways to strengthen it, party insiders said.
"We are taking the 2019 general election as the semi final in Bengal. We aim to win 25 out of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The 2021 assembly elections in the state will be our final. We must win and capture power in the state by defeating the Mamata Banerjee government," Ghosh said.
"Concerned with our emergence in state politics, ruling Trinamool Congress will perhaps try to hold hands with Congress to fight us. But that will not help them," he added.
National president Amit Shah has already declared at various rallies and party meetings that the party was eyeing at winning at least 22 seats in the Lok Sabha elections of 2019.
Today upon instructions from the party's central leadership the party discussed ways on how to organise the party's already announced Rathytra programme as well as how to strengthen the party at the booth level. ``We have discussed ways on how to increase interaction between the party and the general people. We would like to reach each and every voter of the state. And it is not only for polls, we would also like to stand by them through thick and thin,'' Rahul Sinha, party national general secretary told the Echo of India.