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Economic Times | 24 May, 2019 | 12.06AM IST

West Bengal Election Result Updates: Mamata's invincible fort breached as saffron storm hits Bengal

The BJP is leading in 18 seats, in a state where it won only 2 last time. Left votes may have shifted to BJP.

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09:15 PM

TMC's Mala Roy defeats BJP's Chandra Kumar Bose by a margin of 155192 votes.

09:01 PM

Mimi Chakraborty won from Jadavpur, West Bengal.

Mimi Chakraborty won from Jadavpur, West Bengal.
08:36 PM

TMC's Aparupa Poddar leading by 2209 votes against BJP's Tapan Kumar Ray in Arambagh.

08:36 PM

Today there are only two castes in India- the poor and the other are those who want to help the poor come out of poverty

- Narendra Modi, PM

08:09 PM

The CPM-led Left Front, which ruled the state for 34 years from 1977 to 2011, has bagged a measly 7.8% of votes so far.

08:08 PM

BJP's Arjun Singh leading by 8743 votes.

08:08 PM

PM Modi: I congratulate all the winners, no matter from which party or which region they contested.

07:53 PM

Amit Shah: Even after so much violence and rigging, BJP won 18 seats in West Bengal. It tells that in coming days, BJP will establish its might in West Bengal

07:44 PM

Amit Shah: This is a historic victory. After 50 years someone has won an absolute majority for the second time in a row.

07:36 PM

BJP's Dilip Ghosh leading by 87000 in Midnapore seat

07:35 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah at the party Headquarters.

07:28 PM

Prime Minister Modi thanks his constituents

07:27 PM

Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, JP Nadda, Thawar Chand Gehlot and former MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan greet people at BJP Headquarters.

07:26 PM

Grand welcome for Modi at BJP HQ

It's a grand welcome for Narendra Modi when he arrives at the BJP HQ after leading his party to a historic win. it was drizzling when he arrived at the party HQ. Party president Amit Shah greeted him with a bouquet of flowers. Workers showered petals as he made his way among them, and he raised both his hands in a victory salute.
07:21 PM

Congress candidate Adhir Choudhury leading by 79000 votes in Baharampur

07:17 PM

PM Modi raises both his hands in a victory salute as BJP karyakartas chant 'Modi, Modi'

07:16 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches BJP headquarters in New Delhi, to address party workers soon

07:13 PM

BJP leading in Jhargram by 6695 votes

06:57 PM

Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is leading over TMC's Apurba Sarkar (David) by 78545 votes, from Baharampur (West Bengal). (ANI)

06:43 PM

Former rail minister Dinesh Trivedi lost in Barrackpore

06:08 PM

Wafer-thin lead for BJP in Malda (S)

05:52 PM

I had said that during the campaign 'janta maalik hai' and today people have clearly given their decision. I congratulate the PM and BJP.

- Rahul Gandhi, Congress President

05:37 PM

BJP supporters celebrate on Howrah bridge, West Bengal.

05:34 PM

Dinesh Trivedi (TMC) leading by 8551 votes in Barrackpore

05:34 PM

BJP ahead in Malda (N) by 16,000 votes

05:34 PM

Abhishek Banerjee leading by 3.2 lakh votes in Diamond Harbour

05:33 PM

Neck-and-neck race to finish between SS Ahluwalia (BJP) and Mamtaz Sanghamita in Bardhaman-Durgapur

05:33 PM

Dinesh Trivedi surges ahead in Barrackpore, leads by nearly 5000 votes

05:33 PM

Abhishek Banerjee of Trinamool has a lead of nearly 3 lakh in Diamond Harbour

05:33 PM

Dinesh Trivedi now ahead in Barrackpore by 700 votes

05:17 PM

This is triumph of national forces, says RSS on Lok Sabha poll results.

04:40 PM

TMC candidates Sajda Ahmed won from Uluberia and Dev from Ghatal, BJP's Locket Chatterjee from Hooghly. Official declaration awaited as VVPAT is being counted.

04:02 PM

BJP leading by 14,500 votes in Balurghat

04:00 PM

BJP supporters celebrate saffron surge in Bengal

Amidst loud 'Jai Shree Ram' cheers, BJP's West Bengal headquarters located in a narrow central Kolkata lane on Thursday buzzed in a celebratory mood as its workers were euphoric over the party's brilliant performance in the state. As the vote count progressed and gained momentum, the party's impressive show brought out its members on the streets outside their 6, Muralidhar Sen Lane office. Donning saffron attires or flaunting other party paraphernalia, they were seen smearing 'abeer' (the dry colour used in Holi celebration) and distributing sweets to the passers-by. At around noon they halted the buses and autos to share their unfathomable joy. Youth activist Sonu Shah greeted everyone wearing a Modi cut-out mask while others echoed 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'. (IANS)
BJP supporters celebrate saffron surge in Bengal
03:45 PM

Rahul Gandhi's decisions led to divisions within the Opposition: CPI

Decisions taken by Rahul Gandhi led to divisions within the opposition, CPI national secretary Atul Kumar Anjaan said Thursday and asserted that the policies of the Congress scion opened the doors for Narendra Modi's victory. Riding on a massive Modi wave sweeping through most parts of India, the BJP was set to return to power Thursday as it led in 292 seats while the Congress trailed far behind with 50, according to trends released by the Election Commission for all 542 seats that went to polls. "The BJP fought these elections on the basis of social and religious divisive policies and the agenda was set by them on this basis. "But more significant is the fact that the unity of the opposition has been damaged by the Congress. The policies and decisions of Rahul Gandhi has weakened opposition unity, led to divisions and opened the doors for Modi's victory," the Communist Party of India national secretary said. (PTI)
03:34 PM

BJP candidate Pawan Singh won the Bhatpara assembly bypoll by a margin of 35,760 votes

03:14 PM

Trinamool defends bastion in and around Kolkata

TMC candidates on track for victory in Kolkata (N), Kolkata (S), Dum Dum, Jadavpur, Howrah, Sreerampur.
02:47 PM

BJP, allies hail Modi 'tsunami'; all losers are not losers, says Mamata

NEW DELHI: With the BJP heading for a historic win in the Lok Sabha polls, senior ministers and alliance partners credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for the victory described by many as a "tsunami". While there was euphoria in the BJP-led NDA camp, both the Congress and the Left parties were muted in their reactions after the trends clearly showed that they were heading towards another poll debacle after 2014. However, TMC and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's reaction to the poll outcome was pragmatic."Congratulations to the winners. But all losers are not losers. We have to do a complete review and then we will share our views with you all. Let the counting process be completed fully and the VVPATs matched," she tweeted. Riding on a massive Modi wave sweeping through most parts of India, the BJP was set to return to power Thursday as it led in 298 seats while the Congress trailed far behind with 52, according to trends released by the Election Commission for all 542 seats that went to polls. (PTI)
BJP, allies hail Modi 'tsunami'; all losers are not losers, says Mamata
02:40 PM

BJP comfortably placed in Bishnupur, Coochbehar, Darjeeling

02:23 PM

All India Trends (542/542)

  • NDA: 352
  • UPA: 94
  • Others: 96
02:12 PM

BJP makes deep inroads in Mamata bastion | VIDEO

02:02 PM

Jyotirmoy Mahato of BJP looks on course for victory in Purulia, leads by over 77,000 vote.

01:56 PM

All India Trends (542/542)

  • NDA: 350
  • UPA: 92
  • Others: 100
01:38 PM

BJP leads from Mamata's anti-land acquisition launch pad

BJP candidate Locket Chatterjee is leading from Hooghly constituency, where TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee launched her anti-land acquisition agitation in Singur, which catapulted her into the national spotlight. Chatterjee was leading by over 64,000 votes over Trinamool Congress candidate Ratna De, according to the latest Election Commission trends. In 2014, De had won the seat by 1,89,084 votes. (PTI)
01:32 PM

TMC's Saugata Roy is leading by 23468 votes in Dum Dum

01:26 PM

'All losers are not losers', Mamata tweets after huge NDA win

01:01 PM

All India Trends (542/542)

  • NDA: 345
  • UPA: 95
  • Others: 102
12:52 PM

Mimi Chakraborty leads by 1.2 lakh votes in Jadavpur

12:37 PM

Bengal's veteran politician Subrata Mukherjee - a former Union Minister, former Kolkata mayor & a part of Mamata's cabinet - trailing by over 25k votes in Bankura. BJP leads in this former red and then green bastion.

12:26 PM

TMC leading in 24 seats, BJP in 17 and Congress in one seat

12:19 PM

West Bengal Trends: (42/42)

  • TMC 23
  • BJP 17
  • Congress 1
  • Others 1
12:11 PM

All India Trends (542/542)

  • NDA: 342
  • UPA: 94
  • Others: 106
12:08 PM

Bengal analysis: The fight in Bengal seems to be a bipolar one

As trends are coming from all 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, the electoral fight in Bengal seems to be a bipolar one as predicted by ET, pushing Congress and CPM as mere fringe players. As of now , TMC is leading in 24 seats and BJP is leading in 17 seats restricting Congress to 1 seat . This is tbe first ever election in Bengal that is left with no Left. The rout for CPM looks complete in this election as the vote share for the party has come down to mere 6% from around 29% in 2014 . Even though West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s prediction about BJP ‘s numbers went haywire , her political mind perhaps identified the BJP- CPM understanding in terms of vote transfer correctly . While BJP leader Mukul Roy expected around 12 to 15 % of vote transfer from CPM, it appears that more than 20% votes from the Left went to BJP leading to this landslide numbers for BJP in Bengal . There regions gave maximum dividend to BJP — north Bengal, western part of the state, that is the tribal belt and the border constituencies . With BJP leading in Indo-Bangladesh border constituencies—- Ranaghat, Krishnanagar, Bongaon — it seems citizenship amendment bill and NRC campaigns by PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah have been a hit .
Bengal analysis: The fight in Bengal seems to be a bipolar one
11:57 AM

Shantanu Thakur (BJP) leads in Bangaon by over 25,000 votes

11:24 AM

All India Trends (542/543)

  • NDA 343
  • UPA 88
  • Others 111
11:11 AM

Abhishek Banerjee (TMC) leads by 32,548 votes from Diamond Harbour after Round 7

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