UPDATED: May 4, 2021 12:00 IST
A few hundred kilometres down south of Guwahati, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) failed to do what it did in Assam for the second consecutive time in the assembly elections 2021. Trinamool Congress (TMC) won 200 plus seats, giving way to the formation of a TMC-led government for the third consecutive time in West Bengal.
However, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee lost the seat of Nandigram to her former confidante Suvendu Adhikari by a small margin.
Taking a dig at Mamata Banerjee’s loss, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam Health Minister said that Mamata Banerjee should not become Bengal chief minister on ‘moral grounds’.
“If an incumbent CM loses and her party wins, she should not be the CM in the new government. On moral grounds, Mamata Banerjee should not become West Bengal’s next CM,” Himanta Biswa Sarma Assam Health Minister told India Today TV.
The BJP leader was also of the opinion that his party did well in the 2021 election as compared to the 2016 election. He asked Mamata Banerjee to analyse how, despite being in power for 10 years, she lost so many seats to BJP.
“She needs to figure out what vacuum she has created in West Bengal because of which BJP is getting so many seats. BJP has grown from 3 seats to this many,” said Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Even as the nail-biting finish at Nandigram led to Mamata Banerjee losing the seat, TMC has demanded a recounting of votes for the same.