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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BJP leader Amit Malviya released leaked audio clips of Prashant Kishor speaking to journalists. Malviya claimed that even TMC's internal surveys show BJP's win in Bengal assembly polls. Malviya took to Twitter and shared the audio clips of the public chat on Clubhouse app. In the chat, Kishor is purportedly heard saying that 'PM Modi is very popular in Bengal’. Malviya claimed that Kishor also spoke on 'anger against TMC' and ’55% Hindus are voting for BJP’. Clubhouse is an audio-only app where participants can host discussions in open rooms. Responding to Malviya's tweetstorm, Kishore challenged BJP to release the entire conversation.
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Soon after TMC poll strategist Prashant Kishor audio clip leaked in which he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee equally popular in the Bengal Assembly polls, two time former TMC MLA and now BJP leader Rajib Banerjee said that Kishor strategy has failed in Bengal. "Prashant Kishor's strategy will not work in Bengal, his strategy has failed. TMC has finished here. In Bengal, only Narendra Modi's strategy will work," said BJP's Banerjee.
After a leaked audio of TMC's poll strategist Prashant Kishor surfaced out in which he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee equally popular among the Bengal Assembly polls. "Modi, Mamata equally popular," said Kishore in the leaked audio. Citing the leaked audio of Prashant Kishor, BJP leader and candidate from Chunchura constituency Locket Chatterjee said that even Prashant Kishor knows that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is best and 'sonar Bangla' will be made under his leadership. "Prashant Kishor also knows that Modi ji is the best and a 'sonar Bangla' will be made under his leadership. But to fool the people he got associated with TMC," said Chatterjee in Hoogly. However, Prashant Kishor claimed that it a 'selective use of audio clip'. He also asked BJP to release full conversation.
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