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Union home minister Amit Shah on March 28 said that the BJP would win 37 of the 47 seats in Assam where polling was held on March 27 in the first phase of the assembly polls.

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Addressing a press conference in Delhi, the senior BJP leader said: “Based on discussions and feedback received from booth level workers and leaders, I can confidently say that the we are winning 37 of 47 seats which went in for polling in the first phase in Assam.”

Shah said that people voted for the BJP in Assam for development and for the commitment for a flood-free state. He thanked voters of both Assam and West Bengal for voting for the BJP. “The massive turnout shows enthusiasm among voters,” he said.

BJP to win 26 of 30 seats in Bengal: Amit Shah

On West Bengal, Amit Shah said that his party will win 26 of the 30 seats where polling was held on March 27.

“People in West Bengal are unhappy with the (Mamata Banerjee) government. They voted for change in 2011 but nothing changed. The BJP has under the leadership of prime minister is committed to ‘Sonar Bangla’,” he said.

Shah also claimed that women voted in favour of his party. He noted that it was for first time that West Bengal witnessed violence-free polls. “After many years, no incidents of violence were reported and I thank the Election Commission for conducting a peaceful election,” he said.

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