Subrata accuses Left of voting for BJP in lieu of money
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress candidate from Bankura Lok Sabha seat Subrata Mukherjee came down heavily upon the CPI(M) accusing them of casting their votes in favour of BJP in lieu of money. Mukherjee lost to saffron party's Subhas Sarkar by a margin of over 1.74 lakh votes.
"The Left had fielded Amiya Patra, one of their national level leaders from Bankura seat. He is a party veteran and is a resident of Taldangra which is one of the Assembly segments under Bankura parliamentary constituency. In 2016 Assembly polls, Patra had secured 73,000 votes from Taldangra alone. However, he could manage only one lakh votes overall in Bankura parliamentary constituency. This is a clear indication that the Left votes had gone to the BJP. I have lost to this ugly game played by the Left in Bankura," said Mukherjee, who is also the state Panchayats and Rural Development minister. He reiterated that he bagged more votes than TMC's Asansol candidate Moon Moon Sen but ended up losing with a deficit of over 1.71 lakh votes.
He also alleged that the Congress had also voted marginally in favour of the BJP and this will be revealed further in the next Assembly polls scheduled in 2021 when they will have an understanding with the saffron party.
The TMC veteran, however, sounded optimistic of a comeback in the 2021 Assembly polls. "It will not be too difficult to form the government in 2021 and we are hopeful of bouncing back," he added.