Trinamool way ahead of rivals in West Bengal poll count
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.Updated: May 19, 2016 10:49 IST
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.
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.
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
First Published: May 19, 2016 09:49 IST