The BJP won 18 of the 42 Lok Sabah seats and four assembly seats. So far, the BJP’s best show in the Bengal Assembly was in 2016 when it won three seats. The Assembly elections will be a different ball game,” said panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee, who contested unsuccessfully from the Bankura Lok Sabha constituency. The BJP won Darjeeling with support of local Gorkha outfits. Two years later, the TMC-Congress alliance swept the Assembly elections by bagging 226 of the 294 seats.
Source: Hindustan Times May 25, 2019 04:52 UTC