Trinamool way ahead of rivals in West Bengal poll count

  • IANS, Kolkata
  • Updated: May 19, 2016 10:49 IST
Trinamool Congress supporters in Kolkata

West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress was way ahead of its rivals in assembly elections on Thursday, leading in 146 of the 204 constituencies where trends were available.

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The Left-Congress alliance had forged ahead in 56 constituencies.

The Bharatiya Janata Party was in the lead in two seats and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha in three.

A total of 1,961 candidates contested the elections held from April 4 to May 5 to elect a 294-member assembly.

The Trinamool Congress led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Left Front-Congress alliance are the main contenders for power.

Highlights:Trend updates

Mamata Banerjee -- LEADING

Roopa Ganguly -- TRAILING

Rahul Sinha -- LEADING

Suryakanta Mishra -- TRAILING

Deepa Dasmunsi -- TRAILING

Other crucial seats

SINGUR ------------ Alliance candidate Rabin Deb leading

NANDIGRAM ------------- TMC candidate Subhendu Adhikari leading

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