Both the Trinamool Congress and BJP have angrily blamed each other for the violence that erupted as workers of both sides fought pitched battles on the streets of the central Calcutta neighbourhood during Shah’s roadshow on Tuesday evening.
With neither BJP-led NDA nor the Congress-led UPA sure of forming the government, a fractured verdict on May 23 will bring regional parties into focus. The possibilities are manifold with every party expected to extract their pound of flesh
Most of the opposition leaders admit that they prefer state-wise alliances rather than a national alliance to strengthen their cadre base. Post-poll strategies could be worked out depending on the numbers, they say.