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Muslim Vote Bank Slipping Out Of Mamata Banerjee's Grasp PM

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 Muslim Vote Bank Slipping Out Of Mamata Banerjee's Grasp PM

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's appeal to Bengal's Muslim population not to divide their votes indicates that she has lost their support, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. While on the subject, he also pointed out that a similar appeal to Hindus from the BJP would have drawn the wrath of the Election Commission and media on the party.Campaigning in north Bengal's Cooch Behar as the third phase of elections in the state is in progress, the Prime Minister also told the crowd that he would return their love "with interest, in the form of development".With 27 per cent of Bengal's population comprising Muslims, the votes are critical for Ms Banerjee's Trinamool Congress as it contends with the BJP challenge. But this time, the entry of two Muslim leaders -- All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen or AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi and a religious leader from Furfura Sharif -- has queered the pitch.

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