For the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), winning this state is of paramount importance.
Why Left’s vote share will make or break BJP’s fortunesThe incremental decrease in Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Front’s vote share is directly linked with the rise in the BJP’s vote share.
While the saffron party's vote share rose in every constituency from 2014 to 2019, that of the Left nosedived.
Mamata Banerjee’s party actually increased its votes in 26 constituencies, particularly in South Bengal and North Bengal.
Post the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, as the BJP’s vote share rose by almost 300 per cent, Mamata started doling out public money to Durga Puja committees.