Mamata fails to stop Modi wave in West Bengal, BJP posts major gains
  • WebDesk BTVI
  • May 24 2019

The BJP’s significant inroad in West Bengal has led to crisis and confusion among the state’s regional parties. Before the election, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress had boasted that they’d win all 42 seats in the state, but were left only with 22. On the other hand, the BJP won 18, Congress 2, but the CPI(M) was washed out. A group of panellists discuss what led to this surprising result in the state and what lies ahead for the state.