Clubhouse Chat Explodes, Didi’s Poll Strategist Says PM Modi ‘Very Popular’ In Bengal

As the Battle for Bengal enters a decisive phase and voters go out to cast their vote in the fourth phase of polling on Saturday, a Clubhouse Chat reportedly of TMC’s key poll strategist Prashant Kishore with some journalists where he is heard admitting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very popular in West Bengal has taken centrestage.

BJP seized on to the leaked tapes and shared it on their social media platforms to corner Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress which has gone all guns blazing against PM Modi and BJP in one of the most bitterly fought election battles ever in Bengal.

Admitting that there is no anti-incumbency against Prime Minister Modi, Kishor is purportedly heard saying, “There is a cult of Modi which has been created across India, the degree could vary. The Hindi-speaking population is Modi’s core base. The anti-incumbency (in West Bengal) is against the state government. And yes, Modi is popular here, very popular.”

In the purported conversation, Kishor can also be heard saying that political parties so far have engaged in minority appeasement and that the Matuas are favouring the BJP this time.

Prashant Kishor was quick to react to the purported audio clip and said that BJP should release the full conversation thread.

“Glad BJP’s taking my clubhouse chats more seriously than the words of its leaders. On selective use of part of the conversation, urge them to release full conversation,” Kishor told news agency ANI.

BJP leaders however said that Prashant Kishor has realised that its going to be a BJP government in West Bengal.

With the battle for ballots being fought to the wire, this audio leak for sure is the latest arsenal in BJP’s kitty to counter the TMC.

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