The victory of TMC leader Mamata Banerjee’s party in the do or die battle of West Bengal Assembly elections and her own defeat has made headlines in the media across the world. In Bangladesh adjacent to West Bengal, on the first page, newspapers have taken the lead on the news of Mamata’s victory and defeat. At the same time, many other newspapers of the world have blamed the Modi government’s failure in overcoming the Corona virus for the BJP’s defeat in West Bengal.
Bangladesh’s leading English newspaper Daily Star wrote
‘Modi focuses on election rather than corona epidemic’
Bengali newspapers have also made Mamta’s victory the lead story. Let me tell you that during the West Bengal elections PM Modi went to Bangladesh and he tried to help the local Bengali Matua community. Alajjira wrote, “Amidst the climax of the Corona epidemic in India, Mamata Banerjee has defeated the BGP in West Bengal.”
Alajjira wrote, “Instead of focusing on Modi’s corona epidemic, there is criticism for focusing on elections.” The BBC wrote, ‘Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party proved badly failed in a major state like West Bengal amid record deaths due to corona virus. During the election campaign, the BGP exerted their full force in West Bengal, but their arch-rival Mamata Banerjee defeated them bitterly. Modi is accused of focusing on the election rather than the corona virus epidemic. ‘