How BJP breached the eastern front in 20194 min read . Updated: 09 Jun 2019, 08:32 PM IST
In West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party has replaced the Left and now draws support across caste and class, which is reflected in its 40% vote share
NEW DELHI : Many factors drove the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) sweep in the 2019 elections, but perhaps none as significant as the party’s rise in the east. Until 2019, the east (West Bengal, Odisha and the eight north-eastern states), like the south, was largely untouched by the BJP. But unlike the south, in these elections, this changed dramatically in the east. Of the 88 seats on offer in the region, the BJP won 40 seats .
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