Siliguri, Apr 15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has predicted that Assam, which went to the elections last week, will have a non-Congress government in which the BJP would play a crucial role.
Addressing mediapersons here, Gadkari said: "I am confident that there will be a non-Congress government in Assam and BJP will play an important role in it."
He also claimed that the Party would also come as a stronger side in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
"We have placed a large number of our candidates with the motive of increasing the power and political popularity of the party. And I feel that for the first time, from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry we will have our reasonable candidates for the assembly," he added.
On West Bengal, he said though a change in the guard was imminent, the new government would not be able to deliver the goods.
"I say that the new government in West Bengal would not be able to satisfy the people's aspirations. I know that the people are looking for a change but their hope and aspiration will remain unattended," he added.
The Left Front has been in power in West Bengal for more than three decades.
Presently, it is facing a tough challenge from opposition Trinamool Congress and its ally Congress, who have stepped up pressure by raising simmering issues such as Maoist insurgency, corruption, and unemployment, ahead of the polls.
The state will have elections in six phases. The first phase of voting will take place on April 18, second phase on April 23, third phase on April 27, fourth phase on May 3, fifth phase on May 7 and sixth phase on May 10.
The total number of assembly constituencies in West Bengal is 294, of which 68 are reserved for the Scheduled Castes and 16 for the Scheduled Tribes.
The Election Commission has said that polling will take place at 51,919 polling stations. (ANI)