BJP as a political force is still not visible in strength. It is Modi who has made an inroad in Bengal with his message that emphasises 'Hope'. And given the travail and despondency that Bengal has gone through with the Left and now with the TMC, Bengal lives on 'Hope'. Whether that will transform into a sizeable signature in the EVM is a moot point, even though through the dark clouds that prevail in Bengal, a silver lining and some rays of sunshine is peeking through. But again, will the black clouds cover the sun or sunlight and sunshine will burst through is again a moot point. Ever one loves a winner. And the ungainly and stodgy Amit Shah seems to have made an impression with his clever choice of words. It appears that it has hit Mamata real hard to the core of her confidence that she was Bengal and manifested the aspiration and culture of Bengal. The march of the BJP and her exposure by the CBI as a charlatan and not being a champion of the poor has smashed her carefully cultivated image and left the TMC iin disarray. However, Mamata Bannerjee is a past master in rally and mob politics. It has paid her well in the past. It is to be seen if she can bluff her way through this time. She has an advantage. There is no leader of stature in the BJP ranks in Bengal. Rahul Sinha hardly evokes any images of sterling leadership or being erudite.