Bengal results highlights: Suvendu Adhikari defeats Mamata Banerjee by 1956 vote
- West Bengal Election Results LIVE Updates: Earlier, there were reports of Mamata Banerjee winning the Nandigram seat defeating BJP's Suvendu Adhikari.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Suvendu Adhikari has defeated West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee from the Nandigram hotseat by a margin of 1956 votes, the Election Commission has finally confirmed. Adhikari was once a close aide of Banerjee and jumped boats and joined the BJP just a few months ahead of West Bengal assembly elections.
Mamata Banerjee's party Trinamool Congress too is headed for a victory in the state leading on more than 200 out of the state's 294 assembly constituencies, according to latest updates on the Election Commission website.
Poll experts had earlier said that if Mamata Banerjee’s TMC manages to hold on, it will a remarkable achievement as the party has been weakened by desertions, faced significant anti-incumbency, and appeared to be behind the BJP for much of the campaign.
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MAY 02, 2021 11:12 PM IST
Suvendu Adhikari wins Nandigram by 1956 votes
BJP's Suvendu Adhikari defeats Mamata Banerjee by 1956 votes in the assembly constituency of Nandigram.
MAY 02, 2021 10:27 PM IST
Amit Shah congratulates Mamata Banerjee
Congratulations to @MamataOfficial Didi, Shri @vijayanpinarayi
, and Shri @mkstalin for their parties' success in the assembly elections. I am sure the state governments will work shoulder to shoulder with the central government for the welfare of the people: Union home minister Amit Shah
MAY 02, 2021 09:05 PM IST
TMC seeks recounting in Nandigram
Three-member TMC delegation meets Chief Electoral Officer at EC Office in Kolkata asking for recount in Nandigram and certain other serious issues.
MAY 02, 2021 08:20 PM IST
BJP's Suvendu Adhikari claims 'victory' in Nandigram
My sincere thanks to the great People of Nandigram for their love, trust, blessings, and support: Suvendu Adhikari, BJP
MAY 02, 2021 07:48 PM IST
Congratulate Bengal for defeating BJP: Rahul Gandhi
"I’m happy to congratulate Mamata ji and the people of West Bengal for soundly defeating the BJP," tweets Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
MAY 02, 2021 06:48 PM IST
Counting still on, says TMC
"The counting process for Nandigram has not been completed. Please do not speculate," tweets Trinamool Congress (TMC)
MAY 02, 2021 06:26 PM IST
Suvendu Adhikari victorious in Nandigram, claims BJP
BJP's Suvendu Adhikari victorious by over 1,600 votes in Nandigram, claims party IT cell chief Amit Malviya.
MAY 02, 2021 05:34 PM IST
FM Sitharaman congratulates CM Mamata, TMC
"Congratulations Mamata didi on TMC being elected again in the Assembly election. Good wishes for your next tenure," tweets Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
MAY 02, 2021 05:21 PM IST
CM Mamata says will address media after 6pm
"I would like to thank everyone. I request all to not take out victory processions. I urge everyone to go back to their homes now. I will address the media after 6pm," says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
MAY 02, 2021 04:52 PM IST
'Was a very tough fight': BJP credits Suvendu Adhikari
"We came to know that Mamata Banerjee won by around 1200 votes. She won in the last round. We have to give due credit to Suvendu Adhikari. It was a very tough and neck to neck fight", said Jay Prakash Majumdar, BJP state vice president.
MAY 02, 2021 04:35 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee wins Nandigram seat, defeats Suvendu Adhikari
Mamata Banerjee finally won on the Nandigram seat, from where she's contesting for the first time, against her former aide and BJP challenger Suvendu Adhikari by a margin of 1,200 seats. news agency ANI reported.
MAY 02, 2021 03:50 PM IST
Suvendu ahead of Mamata in Nandigram by 6 votes after 16 rounds
BJP' Suvendu Adhikari again took lead over Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal's Nandigram constituency by an extremely thin margin of six votes after the 16th round of counting of vote, news agency ANI reported citing the Election Commission.
MAY 02, 2021 03:36 PM IST
No doubt TMC will form the next government in West Bengal: Sena
"We have to compliment Mamata didi that she accepted the BJP's challenge and contested only from one seat. It is not easy to defeat Mamata, even though the BJP worked hard and put in a lot of investment to defeat her," Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, adding that there is no doubt that the TMC will form the next government in West Bengal.
MAY 02, 2021 03:32 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee ahead of Suvendu Adhikari by nearly 3,200 votes
West Bengal Mamata Banerjee minister who is up against BJP's Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram leading by a margin of nearly 3,200 votes, as of 3pm
MAY 02, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Congratulations didi for landslide victory: Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal congratulated West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee as her registered a lead in over 200 seats in the early rounds of voting counting for assembly elections.
MAY 02, 2021 02:59 PM IST
TMC supporters gather outside BJP office in Kolkata
Trinamool Congress supporters gathered in large numbers outside the BJP office in Kolkata's Hastings area as it is leading in 200 plus seats till now.
MAY 02, 2021 02:50 PM IST
'Don't want to celebrate but mandate has given workers energy: TMC
"We really don't want to celebrate but there was an anti-campaign against TMC. Our workers were under pressure. This mandate has given them energy. Still, we're telling them not to celebrate due to Covid situation," Sayan Deb Chatterjee, state secretary, West Bengal Trinamool Youth Congress was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
MAY 02, 2021 02:47 PM IST
Primary task of new TMC govt will be to put health system back on track: Firhad Hakim
Senior TMC leader Firhad Hakim asserted that the party be would be back in power as the results of the West Bengal assembly elections result are likely to be announced by evening. The outgoing urban development minister said the primary task of the new government would be to put the state's "derailed health system back on track", amid the relentless surge in Covid-19 cases, news agency PTI reported.
MAY 02, 2021 02:22 PM IST
Mehbooba Mufti congratulates Mamata Banerjee
Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party's chief Mehbooba Mufti congratulated TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee as her party was leading ahead of BJP as trends based on the first few rounds of counting came in. "Congratulations to @MamataOfficial @AITCofficial @derekobrienmp on their splendid victory today. Kudos to the people of West Bengal for rejecting disruptive & divisive forces," former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister wrote on Twitter.
MAY 02, 2021 02:11 PM IST
TMC supporters celebrate in Kalighat
MAY 02, 2021 01:56 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee ahead in round 4 of counting
While Mamata Banerjee was trailing by a margin of nearly 3,000 votes in each of the first three rounds of counting, her vote share increased gradually in the fourth and fifth rounds. In round 4, West Bengal CM got 8,636 votes while BJP's Suvendu Adhikari got 4,145 votes. In the following round, the BJP candidate was ahead again by over 2,000 votes.
MAY 02, 2021 01:51 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee back in the game
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee who was trailing behind BJP's Suvendu Adikhari in Nandigram in the first three rounds, was back in the game in the fourth round. Though the TMC supremo is still trailing overall, she was leading in the fourth round of counting, according to figures provided by the Election Commission of India.
MAY 02, 2021 01:14 PM IST
TMC leads in Bengal results early trends, what about Mamata?
Though the ruling TMC is leading in 202 seats as of now, the party's chief Mamata Banerjee, who is eyeing a third term as chief minister, is currently trailing behind BJP's Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram.
MAY 02, 2021 12:46 PM IST
Mamata’s TMC heads towards victory, leads in over 200 seats
Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress is leading on a total of 202 seats as it makes its way towards victory in West Bengal assembly elections. The opposition BJP is ahead in 77 seats, according to latest figures on the ECI website.
MAY 02, 2021 12:36 PM IST
Who is leading in Cooch Behar?
Cooch Behar, where violence broke out at a poll booth after Mamata Banerjee paid a visit when voting was underway, is witnessing the lead of Trinamool Congress.
MAY 02, 2021 12:25 PM IST
Will TMC govern West Bengal for third term?
Early trends suggest that the ruling Trinamool government may be back to power in West Bengal. However, party's supremo and the state's chief minister Mamata Banerjee was trailing behind BJP's Suvendu Adhikari, who was once the former's close aide. The two have contested from the Nandigram seat.
MAY 02, 2021 12:08 PM IST
Bengal results may have impact on Centre: Sena's dig at BJP
As the ruling TMC took lead in early trends of West Bengal election results, the Shi Sena on Sunday potshots at the BJP that had vowed to win on over 200 seats. "Those claiming that there would be political developments in Maharashtra after May 2 should also remember that tremors will also be felt in Delhi,” Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said in his weekly column ‘Rokthok’ in Saamana.
MAY 02, 2021 11:53 AM IST
BJP heavyweight Swapan Dasgupta trails in Tarakeswar by over 6,000 votes
BJP heavyweight Swapan Dasgupta was trailing in West Bengal's Tarakeswar assembly constituency by a margin of 6,107 votes, according to figures on the Election Commission website, as of 11:52am. Trinamool Congress's Ramendu Sinharay is leading on the seat.
MAY 02, 2021 11:40 AM IST
Union Minister Babul Supriyo trails from Tollygunge
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and PWD minister Aroop Biswas is leading from Tollygunge assembly constituency, which has witnessed a high-stake battle this time, while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister Babul Supriyo is trailing.
MAY 02, 2021 11:33 AM IST
Early trends not real indicator of Bengal poll outcome: VIjayvargiya
BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Sunday exuded confidence that his party will form the next government in West Bengal. "We will cross the magic figure by evening. I am sure that we will form the next government in Bengal," Vijayvargiya, who is also the BJP's Bengal minder, was quoted as saying by PTI.
MAY 02, 2021 11:22 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee trails in Nandigram by over 8,000 votes
West Bengal chief minister Mamata was trailing by 8,201 votes on the key Nandigram seat as of 11:20am, according to latest figures available on the Election Commission's website. TMC's supremo's former aide who is the BJP challenger Suvendu Adhikari is leading on the seat, which he won in the 2016 assembly elections.
MAY 02, 2021 11:09 AM IST
Whoever wins such victories are pyrrhic: Kapil Sibal
As vote counting for assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry is underway amid the worrisome second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said today's victories will be pyrrhic as what matters at the moment is saving lives.
MAY 02, 2021 10:59 AM IST
West Bengal poll result trends at 11am
MAY 02, 2021 10:54 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee's TMC crosses majority mark in early trends
The ruling TMC crosses the majority mark as trends on early rounds of counting. Mamata Banerjee's party was ahead in 162 seats and the BJP was leading in 89 seats at 10:54 am.
MAY 02, 2021 10:43 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee's TMC close to crossing majority mark
According to trends on C Voter, Mamata Banerjee 's TMC is close to crossing the majority mark. At 10:45am, the TMC was leads 146 seats while the BJP was ahead in 85 seats.
MAY 02, 2021 10:36 AM IST
Who leading where in Bengal at 10:20am?
MAY 02, 2021 10:12 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee trails in hotseat Nandigram
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee who contested from the Nandigram hotseat, instead of her traditional Bhawanipore seat, for the first time is trailing behind while her former aide Suvendu Adhikari who has been fielded by the BJP against her is leading.
MAY 02, 2021 10:03 AM IST
Suvendu Adhikari ahead of Mamata in Nandigram
BJP's Suvendu Adhikari is leading ahead of chief minister Mamata Banrejee from the Nandigram hotseat by at least 3,000 votes, according to counting trends as of 10am.
MAY 02, 2021 10:00 AM IST
A look at the scoreboard at 9:45am
Here's a tally of who is leading on which seat in West Bengal, according to latest trends.
MAY 02, 2021 09:43 AM IST
Where is TMC leading ?
TMC leading in Maldaha, where the Congress won in 2016 Cong with a margin of 33,309 votes. Veteran TMC leader and minister Firhad Hakim is leading ahead of Congress's Md Mukhtar from Kolkata Port. The ruling party has also taken lead in Sitalkuchi where central forces had shot four villagers dead.
MAY 02, 2021 09:36 AM IST
West Bengal Poll results: TMC ahead in 9 seats, BJP in 3, says ECI
According to figures available at on Election Commission of India website, the Trinamool Congress was leading in nine seats while the BJP was ahead three seats as of 9:35am.
MAY 02, 2021 09:15 AM IST
Neck-and-neck tussle between TMC, BJP in West Bengal
The TMC and challenger BJP are locked in a neck-and-neck contest in West Bengal as counting of postal ballots is underway, with the ruling party having a slight edge, news agency PTI cited officials as saying. While the TMC was leading in 64 constituencies, the BJP in 60 and the Left-Congress-ISF candidates are leading in three places, the agency said.
MAY 02, 2021 08:59 AM IST
TMC takes lead in 6 seats, BJP ahead in 3
The Trinamool Congress is leading in at least six seats while the BJP is ahead in three, according to early trends by C Voter.
MAY 02, 2021 08:50 AM IST
As postal ballots project TMC lead, Biswanath Chakraborty says 'must wait for EVMs'
Even as TMC leads in early trends, political commentator Biswanath Chakraborty, said that it must be noted that trends based on postal ballots are very preliminary and do not reflect what's actually in store. "We have to wait for EVM," he added.
MAY 02, 2021 08:48 AM IST
West Bengal election result: Postal ballot counting trend
Here's a look at stats from postal ballot early counting trends (110 / 294 seats), according to local reports.
Trinamool Congress leading in 55 assembly seats
Bharatiya Janata Party ahead in 52 seats
Left, Congres and ISF together ahead in 3 seats.
MAY 02, 2021 08:38 AM IST
Very early leads in, TMC ahead in 1 seat, BJP in 3
Very early leads from pollster C voter are in. At present Mamata Banerjee-led- TMC is leading in one seat while the opposition is ahead in three. Follow for more updates.
MAY 02, 2021 08:30 AM IST
West Bengal poll results: What exit polls predicted?
Pollsters have projected a cliffhanger in West Bengal with different exit polls predicting win for TMC or BJP with a slim margin. According to India Today-My Axis India, the BJP is likely to win 134-160 seats whereas the Trinamool Congress (TMC) may come a close second with a win in 130-156 constituencies. The ABP C Voter exit poll, on the other hand, has predicted a clear majority for TMC. The ruling party is likely to win 152-164 seats while the opposition BJP may secure 109-121 seats, it said. Republic CNX predictions leaned towards the BJP, predicted its win on 138-148 seats and TMC’s victory on 128-138 seats. TV9-Polstrat and News 24 Today’s Chanakya, on the other hand, have predicted a clear majority for TMC followed by BJP.
MAY 02, 2021 08:19 AM IST
West Bengal poll results today. Who will be next CM?
Even as Mamata Banerjee called it a "smiley election" and is confident for securing the chief ministerial post for the third time, the opposition BJP has claimed that it would win a clear majority of over 200 seats.
MAY 02, 2021 08:01 AM IST
Counting of votes begins
Counting of votes for West Bengal poll results begins. A key battle to watch as BJP looks to form the next government in the state and Trinamool Congress aims to come to power for the third time in a row.
MAY 02, 2021 07:50 AM IST
Officials reach West Bengal counting centres
With the counting of votes polled in West Bengal assembly elections set to begin in a few minutes, officials were seen reaching the counting centres.
MAY 02, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Who will win Nandigram?
It's a crucial battle for West Bengal's Nandigram district from where CM Mamata Banerjee is contesting for the first time and her former aide Suvendu Adhikari has been fielded by the BJP.
MAY 02, 2021 07:24 AM IST
Mamata vs Modi in West Bengal
West Bengal's battle is going to be the most interesting to watch as chief minister Mamata Banerjee aims to grab the post for a third term the BJP, which hasn't announced its CM face, is confident of winning over 200 seats.
MAY 02, 2021 07:12 AM IST
West Bengal vote counting to begin at 8
The counting of votes for West Bengal assembly election will begin across all 294 constituencies at 8am. The state is witnessing a fierce battle with chief minister Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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- Dhankhar will visit West Bengal's Sitalkuchi and other places in Coochbehar where he will interact with victims of post-poll violence.
- The four-member team, led by an additional secretary of the home ministry, is tasked with looking into reasons for the violence which took the lives of at least 16 people.
- Mamata also targeted the Prime Minister over the allocation of funds for vaccination purposes. She said that the money should be allocated for free vaccines rather than building statues and constructing a new Parliament building.
- Muraleedharan accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of perpetrating the attack on his convoy.
- The BJP leader also said that these incidents reminded him of the violence following the Partition of India.