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BJP upbeat over Rajasthan local bodies election results, says West Bengal next

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 9 December 2020
The BJP is upbeat over the results of the Rajasthan panchayat samiti and zila parishad election. Coming close on the heels of major gains in the recent Bihar assembly elections and the Hyderabad civic body polls, the Rajasthan panchayat samiti and zila parishad poll results are expected to come as a shot in the arm for the BJP ahead of key state elections next year. It says their next ​​target is West Bengal which is expected to face assembly election in April-May next year.
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