Mamata Banerjee hunts for traitors after thin margin win
Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is now hunting traitors within the party after she managed a thin margin win against the Bharatiya Janata Party in recently concluded Lok Sabha Election 2019.
BJP had taken the lead in 129 assembly seats and lost in another 60 seats with a margin less than 4000 votes.
According to a news report, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has instructed the seniors leaders to identify block level leaders who allowed shifting of votes from CPM to BJP.
An internal review by the party showed that TMC mostly lost the 'poor voters' across Jungle Mahal and North Bengal where tribal voters are in majority.
“We have also lost around 70 lakh votes of government employees and their families since the recommendation of the current pay commission could not be implemented,” said a senior leader who asked not to name him.
Mamata Banerjee, in anger said, her focus will be on the party and will not be holding many administrative meetings by touring the districts. “Development work did not reflect in the results. All of our voters suddenly became patriots,” said a senior leader of the party who attended the review meeting.
“We have seen in many blocks that the leaders are very corrupt. They, with the connivance of local MLAs, extorted money from people using the party’s name which took people away from us. All these leaders will be identified and strict action would be taken against them,” he added.
He also added that there were several other factors which shifted the voters from CPM to BJP.