WpNews:TMC won 213 seats made a landslide victory in Bengal
KOLKATA Trinamool Congress is headed for a landslide victory in Bengal. The Trinamool won or was leading in 210 seats, while the BJP won or was leading in 80 as of 11:45 pm. However, for the most part of early trends, both parties were neck and neck.
"Let the Nandigram people give whatever verdict they want, I accept that. Nandigram was a sacrifice that was needed in the larger victory. We have won the state," said the Chief Minister. The assembly election was spread over eight rounds of polling for a month amid the deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The election saw a fierce contest between the Trinamool Congress and the BJP.
Both parties deployed their star candidates in the campaign. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah led the BJP campaign in Bengal, while Ms Banerjee was the main force for the Trinamool Congress during the campaigning phase.
The Left Front, which had ruled West Bengal for 34 years, has failed to open its account in this election. The Left Front comprising the Communist Party of India (Marxist), All India Forward Bloc, the Revolutionary Socialist Party, and the Communist Party of India had a legacy in West Bengal and was one of the longest-serving elected governments in the world. The Left Front made a coalition named Sanyukta Morcha with the Congress and Abbas Siddiqui's Indian Secular Front to try their luck in the 2021 West Bengal assembly polls.
Their rally at the Brigade Ground in Kolkata drew a large crowd earlier this year, but the united front could not win a single seat. As per the latest counting trend, the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has already won 207 seats and is leading in six constituencies. On the other hand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 74 seats and has a lead in three seats. When it comes to vote share, the Left Front has got around 5 percent in this election.
Industrialists congratulated Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday for her party's landslide victory in the West Bengal elections. The industry bodies said they would continue to support Banerjee in running the state.
"This was an unprecedented electoral franchise in the midst of the brutal and tragic second wave of the pandemic. The chamber stands by the new government as a partner in such challenging times knowing that, as always, the people and economy of Bengal will resolutely surge forward," Bengal Chamber of Commerce president Deb A Mukherjee said.
CII congratulated Banerjee, saying that it would work to make the state one of the premier destinations for industry, investment and livelihood.
"For the last ten years, it has indeed been a pleasure to work with Banerjee and under her guidance, CII would like to assure its continued support and constant presence as one of the older institutions in this part of the country and make the state one of the premier destinations for industry, investment and livelihood," CII chairman (east) Vijay Dewan said.