BJP creating an optical illusion in Bengal, says TMC MP Derek O'Brien

BJP attempted to sell a product in 2014. They sold it and people bought it. Now the problem is if the product doesn't deliver, the repurchase price comes down

Derek O’Brien
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West Bengal has emerged almost like Uttar Pradesh in terms of importance during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Derek O’Brien, member of the Rajya Sabha from Bengal representing All India Trinamool Congress and the chief national spokesperson for the party, spoke to Nivedita Mookerji recently at his Kolkata office on the electoral politics that’s playing out in the state. Edited excerpts:    What do you think the numbers will be in West Bengal? I’m not a psephologist, but I’m quite sure that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will not get enough in the ...