A genuine fieldwork from English media I saw in last few months. Captured 80% of points correctly

Santhals (~40% of population) & Kurmis (~38% of popln) shifted back to TMC from BJP since 2019 LS.

25 Hindu majority constituency BJP lost without a clue

-"Jai Guram" in all TMC rallies as opposed to "Jai Sri Ram"
- Tribal Sahityo Board, Tribal Academies
- Recognizing "Sarna" ritual practices

Everything helped TMC

But biggest factor was Chhatradhor Mahato & his umbrella org of 13 tribal communities, whose demands BJP MPs refused
Declaring Kurmali as official state language helped TMC hugely

1,000 Kurmi villages in Jangalmahal

750 in Jhargram alone with a 42% votes. In Purulia, 65% are Kurmis, while in Bankura & West Midnapore its around 15-16 %

Hinduism has many local variants which needs recognition
Silent voter is omnipresent in Jungle Mohol

But if one can break the ice after few hours, under a tree inside the tribal villages, the desire for recognition can be felt

State Govt spending 2 crores & restoring Kanak Durga temple had also struck a chord


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4 May
@IamSourav_b @sarkar_swati This is NOT how Indian politics work. Elites dont touch each other across party lines (Chidu & Lalu are exceptions, for reasons).

Revenge has been historically targeted against grass root workers, always.

Only 1 recent addition. SM handles, in payroll, engage in amplification
@IamSourav_b @sarkar_swati Thats why:

1. No one was convicted in 2G & Coal scams post 2014
2. National Herald case was slowed down
3. Kamal Nath did NOT pursue Vyapam scam in his 1 yr tenure as CM
4. Bhupesh Baghel never went after Chitfund scams in Chhattisgarh during 15 yrs of BJP rule

Many examples
@IamSourav_b @sarkar_swati If Modi pursues Bhaipo, TMC would immediately

1. Withdraw WB Board affiliation for 1000+ RSS schools
2. Close down Sakhas in districts
3. Start shooting BJP MLAs instead of workers
4. Book 20 trains & send WB Matuas to see condition of their brethren in Assam detention centres
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Didnt want to comment about WB elections as there was too much noise in SM.

People not moving an inch from their homes were presenting expert views about winners & losers in WB constituencies

Heres my take after visiting 150+ constituencies in last 5 months in South Bengal
TMC had to execute 2 things:

- Retain hold in South & North 24 Parganas, Kolkata. 75 seats. Was tough particularly after Amphan fiasco

- Recover from total wipeout in Bankura, Purulia, Jhargram, Nadia & North Bengal

BJP had to do consolidate its LS positions & gain. It failed
From Day 0, TMC was very clear about their goals in bi-polar election.

To reach 45% vote share , TMC had to get

- 65% Muslim votes
- 35% Hindu women votes
- 30% Hindu male votes

They surpassed those numbers in every segment

BJP talked about corruption & minority appeasement
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22 Jun 20
@ArunudoyB Entire thread @ArunudoyB da. You captured excellently the different aspects about constant swing of people pulse

I will add about the 4 different mood swings in last 1 year

-Post NRC Results (11 Lakh Bengali Hindu exclusion) - TMC Gained. Reflected in 3 Assembly By poll results
@ArunudoyB -CAA passed & chαos across WB including train buπning - BJP gained hugely

- WB Govt hiding Covid deαths in first 3 weeks & finally admitting- BJP gained again

- Post Amphan - Centre giving only 1000 Crores while Central team admitted dαmage of 80K crores - TMC started gaining
@ArunudoyB In LS 2019, BJP's vote share gain was almost entirely due to switching of αnti-TMC votes from Left front to BJP.

While TMC had actually increased its vote share by 3.5% , Left Front's vote had collapsed from 30% to 7.5%

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@IamSourav_b @SujoyNMitra @DeyDebalina1 @madhuparna_N @sarkar_swati @GargaC @ReporterTintinB @Jamie_Venom @JoyBangla1984 @Ram_Guha @vasudha_ET @nistula @shashangko @soumo2014 @RaahulGhosh @SirCaustic_Soda Disagree -@IamSourav_b .

Hαte mongers do not rely on Economic / Census or any data whatsoever. LW Bengali Hαters hide behind 2 arguments:

1. Pseudo-Secularism

2. Take my tweet in X/Y/Z context

Even if you tag them in 10 data loaded threads, they will NOT take a look
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@vasudha_ET, @nistula & the author of recent hαte article in Print @DeyDebalina1 are all Delhi Residents

@nistula finds supportive arguments for cultural imperialism in huffingtonpost.in/2016/08/26/dea…
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Entire article is based on αccusing Bengalis speaking amongst themselves in mothertongue in front of "others"

Again NO data that other ethnicities do it less. All "personal experience"

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9 Jun 20
@dikgaj May be @dikgaj da, the value system angle is a camouflage to eulogize Churchill. Issue is perhaps diff as @IamSourav_b pointed

Mao/Stalin will not be made hero as they are communist. Same 4 Jinnah as he is a Muslim / Pak related.

Praise reserved for Churchill & British rulers
@dikgaj @IamSourav_b Yesterday's tweets were coordinated in time. Started with British Master David. Then Amplified by BJP Promoted Social Media Heroes within minutes

Old Thought process. While Muslims were invaders, British were not. In fact they were liberators from Muslim rule and to be praised
@dikgaj @IamSourav_b President of Hindu Sena Vishnu Gupta celebrated Queen Victoria's Death Anniversary.

He is good friend of Tejinder Bagga. Bagga was chosen to be a leader of SM cell & given MLA ticket as well in Delhi this time

Subscription to the core philosophy helps in ascent
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7 Jun 20
@PureIndia007 @GargaC Before writing & endorsing such outright rαcist comments @PureIndia007 , @bhartiyabaniya ,@gangulyrahul , did you even click and read the article that was shared?

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13 lakh Hindu Bengalis
1 lakh Hindu Gorkhas

Less than 6 lakh are Muslims. NRC was supposed to exclude BD origin muslims

Article is from BJP Leaning & RW Gospel Mag Swarajya. Not "Lutyens Media"

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- Located inside Prisons
- Locked in room after 6 PM
- 35 People eating & sleeping in single room
- 1 Toilet with NO Locks
- Half Cooked Food

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