No one knows.
But we will. On 23rd May.
In UP, Mayawati, BSP Supremo, partnered with her arch-rival Samajwadi Party. This was expected to be a game changer for the state, winning the alliance as much as 70 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats.
However, surprisingly, the exit polls suggest that BSP-SP will get only 20-45 seats.
On the other hand, Mamata Banerjee and her party, per exit polls, is expected to win 24-29 Lok Sabha seats. While this isn’t bad per se, it’s a crucial decrease vs. the last Lok Sabha election when TMC won 33 out of 42 seats in West Bengal.
To put it bluntly, Mayawati is no comparison to WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The latter, at present, stands as a much stronger leader – and perhaps the only opposition leader that’s a big headache to Modi-Shah dominance.
So, Mamata Banerjee, and her party Trinamool Congress, is expected to do decent this election (either by hook or crook). Wherein Mayawati, she’s in hot waters with how things look at the moment. Her party won’t bag too many Lok Sabha seats.
While Mamata remains a kingmaker, Mayawati is far from it.
Let’s see how things pan out this Thursday.