New Delhi, April 10: Amit Malviya, who heads the IT cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Saturday released leaked audio conversation between Prashant Kishor and journalist, which took place on audio-only app Clubhouse. In the audio clips, Prashant Kishor is purportedly heard saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very popular in West Bengal and there is anger against the Trinamool Congress (TMC). West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: I Will Quit As Political Strategist if BJP Crosses 100 Seats, Reiterates Prashant Kishor.
"There is a cult around him across the country. The degree could vary but people see God in him. In West Bengal, Hindi-speaking people are his core voters. There is anti-incumbency against the state government and Modi is hugely popular in Bengal and there is no doubt about it," Kishor purportedly says in the leaked conversation released by Malviya. In another audio clip, shared by Malviya, Kishor talks about appeasement politics. Subramanian Swamy Hits Out at BJP IT Cell For Making Personal Attacks on Him, Targets Amit Malviya.
"For 20 years, there has been a blatant effort and everything has been done to appease the minority... All three parties Congress, Left and Trinamool attempt to grab Muslim votes. For the first time, Hindus feel they are also important. There is some element which BJP is exploiting. And that element is coming from the blatant misuse of minority politics by some of these parties," Kishor, who handled the TMC's election campaign, says.
Reacting to the leaked audio conversation, Kishor said the BJP released selective parts of the Clubhouse conversation and urged them to release the full audio. "I am glad BJP is taking my clubhouse chat more seriously than words of its leaders. On selective use of part of conversation, I urge them to release full conversation," Kishor told news agency ANI. Meanwhile, polling for the fourth phase of the assembly elections is underway in West Bengal.