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Kolkata: Incidents of widespread violence where the old BJP cadres are burning party flags and ransacking BJP party offices across West Bengal continued on Friday over the ticket issue.

At a time when the BJP candidates are holding agitations across West Bengal, sharing videos of his Purulia rally on March 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and wrote that this time BJP will win the polls in West Bengal.

“BJP winning in West Bengal would mark the start of a new era of development in the state. At the same time, bullying by TMC cadres will stop. Sharing highlights from Purulia,” read the tweet.

According to poll analysts, this message by Modi is to boost the morale of the party workers amidst the widespread violence.

“Since last week West Bengal is seeing violence as the old BJP members are denied tickets to contest the polls. This can go against the saffron camp as several more can also join the protest. Such message can keep the BJP cadres calm and campaign more intensively to win the poll,” mentioned the analyst.

Notably, after several agitations, the BJP has changed its Alipurduar candidate. Earlier, economist Ashoke Lahiri was supposed to contest the poll but now Suman Kanjilal has replaced him.

Agitation was also seen amongst the ruling Trinamool Congress, following which the ruling party has also changed its four candidates from Ashoknagar, Kalyani, Amdanga, and Dubrajpur constituencies.

Incidentally, West Bengal Chief Minister slammed the saffron camp from a public rally at East Midnapore claiming that the BJP is giving tickets to the ‘traitors’ but is denying the same to the old party members.

“The BJP people are only fighting amongst themselves for not getting tickets. They are giving tickets to the traitors and ignoring their own partymen. Through this it is clear that they cannot win the upcoming Assembly election,” stated the TMC supremo.

Slamming the TMC supremo’s comment, BJP leader Suvendu said that Mamata Banerjee is only bothered about the development of her own nephew.

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