UPDATED: March 28, 2021 5:35 PM IST
Union minister and BJP leader Amit Shah claimed that BJP will win 26 of the 30 seats that went to the polls in West Bengal in the first phase of assembly election while. Amit Shah also said BJP will secure 37 of the 47 seats that went to polls in Assam.
“The first phase of voting for West Bengal and Assam concluded yesterday. I want to thank people of both the states for voting for us. The massive voter turnout shows the enthusiasm among people,” said Amit Shah in New Delhi on Sunday.
Amit Shah went on to say, “After discussions with booth level workers and party leaders, I can say out of 30 seats in West Bengal, we will win more than 26 seats. We have got clear indications that BJP will win more than 37 seats out of 47 seats in Assam.”
Bengal recorded a huge voter turnout of 79.79% while Assam saw 72.14% turnout till 5 pm in the first phase of assembly elections in these states, the Election Commission said. Voting was held in 30 assembly constituencies in West Bengal and 47 seats in Assam in this phase with a total of 21,825 polling stations.
Amit Shah also added that Bengal saw a violence-free election on Saturday. “Yesterday, after many years, the polling process was held without any incident of violence in West Bengal. I want to thank the women of West Bengal for polling in favour of the BJP. BJP will form government in West Bengal with more than 200 seats,” said Amit Shah.
He further added, “People are disappointed with (Mamata) government. People voted for change from the Left, but nothing changed. We have promised a Sonar Bangla. We want to make it shublam shuflam. Bengal will develop.”