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Votes for BJP will benefit TMC : Subrata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

and Rural Development minister today said will be benefitted if bagged a share of opposition votes in the coming polls in the state.

If gets a little chunk of the opposition vote it will amount to further split in opposition vote share and will be the biggest beneficiary, Mukherjee told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

"Earlier the and CPI(M) were known to be opposition. If takes a slice of that vote that will benefit us," the said to a question about the saffron party making inroads in Bengal.

"BJP is our Goddess Lakshmi if we take that factor into consideration," he quipped.

By-will be held in Uluberia and Noapara assembly seats on January 29. polls in the state are also due this year.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 16:05 IST