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May 03, 2021 / 12:35 AM IST

West Bengal Election Result 2021 Highlights | TMC registers landslide win, Mamata Banerjee set for third consecutive term

West Bengal Assembly Election Result 2021 LIVE Updates: All India Trinamool Congress has surged far ahead of the BJP, as counting continues. While the TMC is set to retain power with victory in over 200 seats, Mamata Banerjee has lost the election against her former-aide-turned BJP rival Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram.

West Bengal Election Result 2021 LIVE Updates: Counting of votes for the assembly elections in West Bengal is underway. The state’s governing Trinamool Congress, led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is facing a challenge from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The West Bengal Legislative Assembly, or the Vidhan Sabha, has a total of 294 seats. Thus, a party or an alliance needs
148 seats to win the election and form the government. However, polling has been delayed in two constituencies. The TMC, BJP and the Left-Congress alliance were locked in an intense battle for months amid the coronavirus pandemic. In Nandigram, Banerjee has been defeated her former-aide-turned BJP rival Suvendu Adhikari by 1,736 votes. The TMC looks set to win over 200 seats. Exit polls had predicted a close contest. While some exit polls predicted a win for the Trinamool, others have suggested the BJP could emerge victorious in Bengal for the first time. The TMC was fighting some degree of anti-incumbency after being in power for 10 years and was attempting to ward off a challenge by the BJP, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The Left Front, which once governed Bengal for decades, allied with the Congress. Both were hoping to turn around their fortunes after shrinking electorally in the state for over a decade. Stay tuned to this LIVE blog for the latest updates as votes are counted across the state.
  • May 03, 2021 / 12:37 AM IST

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  • May 03, 2021 / 12:34 AM IST

    West Bengal Assembly Election Result 2021 Highlights | TMC registers landslide win, Mamata Banerjee set for third consecutive term

    The Trinamool Congress has succeeded in registering a landslide victory in the high-voltage assembly elections in West Bengal. The party, replicating its 2016-like performance, was on course to win 213 seats. The data shared by the Election Commission by this time confirmed the TMC's victory in 202 seats and showed it maintaining a solid lead in 11 other constituencies. The Bharatiya Janata Party, which was restricted as a distant second, was confirmed as the winner in 73 constituencies and was leading with a significant margin in four other assembly segments. The Left and the Congress suffered a complete rout, as none of their candidates registered a win.

    With this victory, Mamata Banerjee is set to begin her third consecutive term as the chief minister of Bengal. She is scheduled to call upon the Governor at 7 pm today, and is expected to officially stake claim for government formation.

  • May 03, 2021 / 12:24 AM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 LIVE Updates | TMC declared winner in 201 seats, ahead in 12 other constituencies: ECI data

    As per the data updated by the Election Commission on its website at 12:15 am on May 3, the Trinamool Congress was declared the winner in 201 out of the 292 seats contested, and was ahead in 12 other constituencies. It's cumulative tally had surged to 213. The Bharatiya Janata Party was declared the winner in 72 seats and was ahead in five other assembly segments.

  • May 03, 2021 / 12:23 AM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 LIVE Updates | TMC declared winner in 201 seats, ahead in 12 other constituencies: ECI data

    As per the data updated by the Election Commission on its website at 12:15 am on May 3, the Trinamool Congress was declared the winner in 201 out of the 292 seats contested, and was ahead in 12 other constituencies. It's cumulative tally had surged to 213. The Bharatiya Janata Party was declared the winner in 72 seats and was ahead in five other assembly segments.

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  • May 02, 2021 / 11:37 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 LIVE Updates | Bengal saved India today: Mamata on landslide victory

    Thanking the people as the Trinamool Congress headed for a landslide victory in the assembly elections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Sunday that West Bengal has "saved" India with its mandate.

    Banerjee said tackling the COVID-19 pandemic was her priority, asking party leaders not to organise any victory rally. "It is the victory of the people of Bengal, the victory of democracy. Bengal has saved India today. This landslide victory came after fighting against several odds -- the Centre, its machinery, its agencies. This victory has saved the humanity," Banerjee said, addressing the press as she stood on her feet for the first time in nearly two months.

    "I am doing well now. I told you a few days back that I have recovered and will remove the plaster," she said, referring to the injury she received on March 10 during her visit to Nandigram, which forced her to continue the election campaign on a wheelchair. (PTI)

  • May 02, 2021 / 11:16 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 LIVE Updates | BJP's vote share dipped by less than 2%, TMC up by 5% compared to 2019 LS polls

    The BJP's vote share in West Bengal assembly polls dipped by less than two percent compared to the 2019 general elections while that of TMC jumped by nearly five percent, according to the data provided by the Election Commission.

    The BJP had bagged 40.7 percent votes in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and won 18 out of the total 42 in the state, emerging as a main challenger to the ruling TMC which had got 43.3 percent votes.

    As per the latest data available on the Election Commission's website, the BJP got 38.09 percent votes while TMC which swept the assembly elections polled 47.97 percent votes. (PTI)

  • May 02, 2021 / 10:59 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 LIVE Updates | BJP main opposition in Bengal, will continue to spread its ideology: Nadda

    With the hard work of party workers, the BJP has been established as the main opposition party in West Bengal and it will continue to take spread its ideology and work for the dream of ''Sonar Bangla'', party president JP Nadda said on Sunday.

    Nadda said the party heartily respects the mandate of the people of Bengal and expresses its gratitude to them. In a series of tweets, Nadda thanked party workers, including BJP''s Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh, for their tenacity and hard work.

    "The BJP will continue to work for the dream of ''Sonar Bengal'' and will take its ideology to every household in Bengal," Nadda said, adding it is the result of the hard work of party workers that the BJP was established as the main opposition party in the state.

    PTI

  • May 02, 2021 / 10:43 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 LIVE Updates | Left Front, Congress draw a blank

    The CPI(M)-led Left Front and the Congress party, which ruled the state for nearly six decades between them, face an unprecedented rout in West Bengal assembly elections trailing in all 292 seats which went to polls. An alliance with the newly-formed ISF does not seem to have helped the CPI(M)-led Left Front and the Congress combine.

    The Congress, which was the main opposition party in the outgoing assembly with 44 seats, had entered into an alliance with the Left Front in the 2016 assembly elections also. The Left Front, which was in third position in the 2016 election results with 32 seats, had failed to win any of the 42 constituencies in West Bengal in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, while the Congress emerged victorious in two.

    The CPI(M)-led LF, which ruled the state from 1977 to 2011, is staring at the bleak prospect of going unrepresented in the next West Bengal assembly.

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  • May 02, 2021 / 10:16 PM IST

     West Bengal Election Result 2021 LIVE Updates | TMC's request for vote recount in Nandigram rejected by Election Commission

    The Trinamool Congress' request for vote recount in Nandigram, where Mamata Banerjee has lost to Suvendu Adhikari by 1,736 votes, has been reportedly rejected by the Election Commission.

  • May 02, 2021 / 09:48 PM IST

    West Bengal Election Result 2021 LIVE Updates | Stones thrown at Suvendu Adhikar's car in Nandigram: Reports

    Stones were reportedly pelted at the car of BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari who won the election against Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram. According to CNN News 18, Adhikar's vehicle was attacked when he left the Election Commission office after collecting his winning certificate.

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