Banerjee said the BJP
would be considerably weakened in major states, which send a substantial number of MPs to the Lok Sabha. It would fall short of posting the minimum required majority to form a government, she added.
knows that it will be defeated in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Kerala, and West Bengal.
They will not get a single seat. In Uttar Pradesh, their seats are declining fast and Mayawati and Akhilesh (Yadav) will get these seats. For Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and UP combined, I doubt if they (BJP) will get even 13. It will lose seats in Bihar also,” she added.
The Congress has failed to conclude any seat-sharing agreements in major states. However, the TMC, the BSP, the Samajwadi Party and other Opposition parties have reached agreements to unify for a single Opposition candidate.
The TMC has been extremely vocal about the NDA government’s initiatives, criticising moves like demonetisation and the implementation of the goods and services tax. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently called Banerjee “Bengal’s speed breaker” as he alleged that people in Bengal could not access several schemes of the central government, which might have benefited them.
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