Trinamool Faces Challenges
The LokSabha elections are now entering in very decisive phases, and South Bengal is a state with seven Lok Sabha constituencies, is meant to be the fortress of Mamata Banerjee.
The constituencies of Barrack pore, Howrah, Bongaon, Serampore, Hooghly, Uluberia, and Arambagh in Bengal were in the power of Trinamool Congress and Mamata in 2011, with the wave of the support coming back, of the land agitation against the Tata’s Nano plant. However Trinamool today is facing challenges in most of these constituencies mostly because of internal fighting.
The BJP is wooing in the three constituencies of Barrack pore, Serampore and Hooghly, where there is a sizable Hindi speaking population, jute mill worker and traders of Burrabazar.
The demonetization and riots in some places, BJP has still managed to have 20% more vote share than that of the last term of Lok Sabha elections 2014. Even with all this scenario, Trinamool has edge over the other parties’ organization skills.
Trinamool’s are having sleepless nights and are in uncomfortable positions due to unorganized campaigns, and with the saffron wave rising, they have to fight hard even in their own constituency.