The Lok Sabha Elections were marred with violence in the state of West Bengal. Several instances of violence unleashed by TMC goons came to the fore in all the seven phases in which the elections were held. News of Hindus not being allowed to vote and violence directed at Hindus in the area of Diamond Harbor was one of the most shocking instances of poll violence that got summarily missed by the media.
The pollsters are giving BJP 18-23 seats in the state of West Bengal led by TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee. So far, BJP has been a political non-entity in the state. With a saffron surge anticipated, West Bengal becomes an unmissable saga unfolding this result day.
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3:51 PM: The BJP has hit the 20 figure mark in West Bengal. Trinamool’s tally has dipped to 21. The Congress is still ahead in one seat (ABP Ananda). It appears Mamata Banerjee flew too close to the Sun and her home turf itself is under siege.
2:13 PM: BJP climbs to 19 seats in West Bengal, TMC sinks to 22. Congress maintains its lead in 1 seat. (ABP Ananda)
12:36 PM: TMC ahead in 25 seats, BJP in 16 according to ABP Ananda. While a couple of seats between the BJP and TMC have been changing hands frequently, the Left and the INC have been stuck at 0 and 1 respectively.
9:48 AM: TMC ahead in 20, BJP in 19, INC in 2 in West Bengal according to ABP Ananda. TMC was miles ahead of the BJP in terms of seats initially. However, as trends for the remaining seats started pouring in, the two parties are going neck to neck.
9:00 AM: TMC ahead in 6, Bjp in 3, Congress in 2. Babul Supriyo leads from Asansol. (ABP Ananda)
8:34 AM: According to ABP Ananda, BJP is leading in 2 seats in West Bengal, TMC in 3 and Congress in 2 in the trends for 7 seats that have emerged so far.
7:30 AM: West Bengal voted in all seven phases of voting for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on April 11, 18, 23, 29, May 6, 12 and 19. There are 42 seats in the state with prime parties being TMC, Congress, BJP and the Left. The voting percentage in West Bengal was recorded to be between 80-82 per cent in all seven phases during the 2019 elections. In 2014 Lok Sabha Polls, Bengal voter turnout was 82.6 per cent with the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) winning 34 seats, while the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) won only two seats. Bengal Lok Sabha Election Results, along with all other states, will be declared on May 23.