In what is being called a historic win, the Trinamool Congress defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party's formidable election machine to defend the West Bengal throne. BJP's campaign was led by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and the party had set a target of 200+ seats. However, it could not even breach the 100-mark, winning 77 constituencies. TMC bagged 213, however, Mamata Banerjee lost the Nandigram fight to BJP's Suvendu Adhikari. The Congress and Left were completely wiped out. What does the Bengal verdict say about politics, elections, and issues? Watch this analysis with CVoter founder and pollster Yashwant Deshmukh.
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A four-member MHA team visited Diamond Harbour area in South 24 Parganas district on May 07. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after assembly results.
All India NR Congress (AINRC) president N Rangasamy took oath as the Chief Minister of Puducherry on May 07. The oath was administered by Puducherry Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. AINRC won 10 seats in Assembly elections while its ally BJP bagged six seats.
Oath taking ceremony of newly elected MLAs of Bengal was held inside the state Legislative Assembly on May 07. MLAs of West Bengal took oath as members of the state assembly in Kolkata. All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) got an absolute majority on its own by bagging 213 seats in the 294-member assembly. While BJP ended with 38% vote-share, it won 77 seats and became principal opposition party in WB.
The voting finally, began at 'pink' polling booth at Raiganj Coronation High School in Uttar Dinajpur on April 22 as it got delayed due to some technical issue. People queued up to exercise their right since 7 am. BJP candidate from Raiganj, Krishna Kalyani also cast his vote at 'pink' polling booth.While speaking to ANI, Krishna Kalyani said, "Voting began a little late. It's a festival of democracy and everyone is participating. You can see the queues, it shows that this time voting will be for change, development." Eight-phased Bengal polls will conclude on April 29.
Polling began at 7 am for 43 seats in the sixth phase of assembly election in West Bengal. Voting began amid a surge in Covid-19 cases with the state reporting record infections. Long queues were seen outside most of the polling booths even before the voting began. Voting, which will continue till 6.30 pm, is being held in 14,480 polling stations. Elections are being held in North 24 Parganas, Nadia, Uttar Dinajpur, Purba Bardhaman. Over 1.03 crore voters will decide the political fate of 306 candidates in this phase. Around 1,071 companies of central forces deployed to ensure free and fair voting. Elections to the 294-member West Bengal assembly are being held in eight phases. Votes will be counted on May 2 with the last phase scheduled to be held on April 29. West Bengal has been reporting a record number of Covid cases over the past few days. The state breached the 10,000-mark of daily Covid infections on Wednesday. Bengal registered its highest single-day spike of 10,784 fresh cases with 58 deaths.
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Ahead of the fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls, crude bombs found in Uttar Dinajpur district. In a tip off, raid was conducted by Raiganj Police near a polling booth in South Goalpara under Raiganj Police Station limits. Bomb disposal squad present at the spot. Further investigations are underway. The fifth phase of West Bengal poll will take place on April 22.