Kolkata: Even as voting continued in the first phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaked an alleged audiotape wherein the state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reportedly asked the saffron party leader from Nandigram to extend his support to her for the polls.
In what can be termed as a massive polling day controversy in the poll-bound Bengal, BJP claimed that the TMC supremo had attempted to win over the saffron party’s Nandigram vice-president Pralay Pal.
However, Pal turned down Didi’s request and reportedly said that he did not receive any respect in TMC, adding that he could not betray the Adhikaris and its party, as heard in the call recording.
Responding to the leaked audiotape allegedly featuring Mamata, BJP’s IT cell head Amit Malviya termed the recording as an extension of the violence unleashed by the TMC cadre. He maintained that the TMC supremo would lose from the Nandigram constituency where she will square off with BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari and predicted that the TMC will be voted out of power in the Assembly elections.
Sharing the audio clip of the purported conversation, Malviya tweeted and said, “Massive! Mamata Banerjee calls Proloy Pal, BJP’s district Vice President in Nandigram and pleads for help! Proloy tells her that he was humiliated in TMC and he along with this family cannot betray the BJP. Pishi is definitely losing Nandigram and TMC Bengal…”
The ‘Clash of Titan’ constituency, Nandigram is scheduled to go for polling on the second phase on April 1.