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Clubhouse leaks: Is BJP winning Bengal? PM Modi's popularity. A pollster's take on the row

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Clubhouse leaks: Is BJP winning Bengal? PM Modi's popularity. A pollster's take on the row

Clubhouse leaks: Is BJP winning Bengal? PM Modi's popularity. A pollster's take on the row

Poll strategist and TMC advisor Prashant Kishor's chat with a few journalists about the electoral battle in West Bengal has sparked a storm.

The Bharatiya Janata Party released snippets of the conversation which was conducted on the Clubhouse app.

BJP claimed that Kishor admitted that in TMC's internal surveys, the saffron party is winning.

The election strategist hit back, asking BJP to release the full conversation, and reiterating that the party won't even cross the 100-mark in polls.

So which side is accurately describing the ground situation?

Watch CVoter founder and psephologist Yashwant Deshmukh decode dynamics of the Bengal battle.


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