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West Bengal Election Results 2024 updates: Mamata Banerjee said she is always with INDIA bloc.
Mamata Banerjee addressing a press conference on Tuesday after her party is all set to get a decisive win the the Lok Sabha election.
Mamata Banerjee addressing a press conference on Tuesday after her party is all set to get a decisive win the the Lok Sabha election.

West Bengal election results 2024 updates: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee thanked the people of Bengal for giving the party a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha election proving all exit poll predictions wrong. Narendra Modi, Amit Shah should resign, Mamata Banerjee said adding that her support will always remain with INDIA bloc parties. The exit polls predicted a major surprise in West Bengal for the ruling Trinamool but the surprise came from the incumbent party as it went on to lead in around 30 seats....Read More

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Mamata said her party would have won more seats had the Congress not fielded candidates against TMC ‘taking money from the BJP’. On Adhir Chowdhury's defeat by Yusuf Pathan, Mamata Banerjee said, “Adhir lost because he is not a Congress man. He is a BJP man.”

West Bengal went to the polls in seven phases with the Trinamool contesting alone and the CPM and the Congress as party of the INDIA bloc against the BJP.

In 2019, the difference between the Trinamool and the BJP was not major either. Trinamool secured 22 seats, the BJP 18.

List of Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal

Cooch Behar

Alipurduars

Jalpaiguri

Darjeeling

Raiganj

Balurghat

Maldaha Uttar

Maldaha Dakshin

Jangipur

Baharampur

Murshidabad

Krishnanagar

Ranaghat

Bangaon

Barrackpore

Dum Dum

Barasat

Basirhat

Jaynagar

Mathurapur

Diamond Harbour

Jadavpur

Kolkata Dakshin

Kolkata Uttar

Howrah

Uluberia

Serampore

Hooghly

Arambagh

Tamluk

Kanthi

Ghatal

Jhargram

Medinipur

Purulia

Bankura

Bishnupur

Bardhaman Purba

Bardhaman–Durgapur

Asansol

Bolpur

Birbhum

Key candidates

BJP's Nisith Pramanik (Cooch Behar), Shantanu Thakur (Bongaon), Abhijit Gangopadhyay (Tamluk), Locket Chatterjee (Hooghly), Trinamool's Yusuf Pathan (Baharampur), Mahua Moitra (Krishnanagar), Dev (Ghatal), Rachana Banerjee (Hooghly), Saayoni Ghosh (Jadavpur), June Malia (Medinipur), Shatrughan Sinha (Asansol), Abhishek Banerjee (Diamond Harbour) are some of the key candidates of this election.

CPM's Srijan Bhattacharya (Jadavpur), Saira Shah Halim (Kolkata Dakshin), actor Debdut Ghosh (Barrackpore) have also been at the centre of the campaign buzz.

Sandeshkhali in focus

West Bengal's Sandeshkhali made the national headlines after several women in that area complained of sexual harassment and land grabbing by former Trinamool strongman Shajahan Sheikh. Shahjahan was arrested and suspended from the party but the fire over the incident did not die down. BJP chose Rekha Patra, a Sandeshkhali survivor as its candidate from Basirhat constituency. Trinamool fielded Haji Nurul Islam from the seat removing actor Nusrat Jahan. CPM has fielded Nirapada Sardar.

A day ahead of the counting, security forces carried out a flag march in Sandeshkhali on Monday. Residents demanded the deployment of central forces for protection amid intermittent clashes in the area.

Special mention: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Congress's Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been representing the Baharampur Lok Sabha since 2009. It's allegedly because of Adhir that the seat-sharing talks between the Congress and the Trinamool went downhill. Trinamool fielded Yusuf Pathan against Adhir and exit polls predicted that Pathan will have an edge over Adhir.

What exit polls said

According to the News18 exit poll, the BJP-led NDA is expected to win 21-24 seats in West Bengal. The TMC is set to win 18-21 seats.

India TV poll predicted 22-26 seats for the BJP, 14-18 seats for the TMC, and Congress to get 1-2 seats.

The ABP News-CVoter exit poll predicted a landslide victory for the BJP in West Bengal. The BJP is predicted to win 23-27 seats while the Trinamool Congress is expected to get 13-17 seats. The Congress to get 1-3 seats.

According to News 24-Today's Chanakya Analysis, the BJP is poised to win 24 seats, TMC to get 17 seats and Congress to get 1 seat.

According to the India Today-Axis My India, BJP will get 26-31 seats, TMC to get 11-14 seats and INDIA bloc to get 0-2 seats.

Two possible scenarios in West Bengal: What do they mean

If the BJP edges past the Trinamool and emerges as the largest party in Bengal, it will be a huge gain for the Saffron party and Bengal so far resisted the Saffron advent in the eastern part. If the Trinamool maintains dominance but BJP narrows the gap, it will set tone for a tooth-and-nail fight for the assembly election.

Best-performing: What Modi predicted about West Bengal election result

Prime Minister Narendra Modi predicted that West Bengal would be the BJP's best performance in the 2024 Lok Sabha election and that the party will get maximum success in the state. “In Bengal elections, TMC party is fighting for existence. You must have seen it in the last Assembly elections, we had three seats. The people of Bengal took us from three to 80. We got a lot of support in the Lok Sabha in the last elections. This time, the best-performing state in India is going to be West Bengal. BJP is getting most success in West Bengal,” PM Modi said.

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June 4, 2024 6:37 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Mamata says she would send Abhishek to INDIA meeting

Mamata Banerjee said she was not aware of the INDIA meeting in New Delhi on June 5. She said she would send Abhishek Banerjee to attend the meeting.

June 4, 2024 6:24 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: I stand with INDIA, says Mamata Banerjee

“I stand with all INDIA parties and other non-aligned parties. Don't go to the BJP for money or in the fear of the ED, CBI,” Mamata Banerjee said.

June 4, 2024 6:21 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: I have congratulated Rahul, says Mamata

Mamata Banerjee said she has congratulated all winning parties including TDP's Chandrababu Naidu and also Rahul Gandhi. “But there has been no communication yet from the Congress. Probably they are busy now,” Mamata Banerjee said.

June 4, 2024 6:19 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Mamata addresses after TMC set for decisive win

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Mamata said Modi should resign and the Trinamool has broken BJP's back.

June 4, 2024 5:54 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Rachana Banerjee, Kalyan Banerjee register win

Rachana Banerjee declared winner from Hooghly constituency against sitting BJP MP Locket Chatterjee. TMC Sreerampur candidate Kalyan Banerjee has also been declared winner.

June 4, 2024 5:50 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Resounding slap on Mr Modi's face, says Mahua Moitra

June 4, 2024 5:48 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Mahua Moitra, Kirti Azad, Shatrughan Sinha declared winners

Mahua Moitra from Krishnanagar, Kirti Azad from Bardhaman-Durgapur and Shatrughan Sinha from Asansol were declared winners.

June 4, 2024 4:40 PM IST

7 lakh and counting: Abhishek Banerjee makes record lead

Abhishek Banerjee is leading by over 7 lakh votes in Diamond Harbour,
Abhishek Banerjee is leading by over 7 lakh votes in Diamond Harbour,

This is the highest in West Bengal's history. CPI-M's Anil Basu won the Arambagh seat in Hooghly district by 4,00,000 plus votes a couple of times.

June 4, 2024 4:15 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Mahua Moitra says this is a vote against Modi

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Reacting to the overall trends, Mahua Moitra said this is a vote against Modi. She has been leading from her Krishnanagar constituency.

June 4, 2024 4:13 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Sandeshkhali fails to offer poll dividend to BJP

The alleged incidents of sexual atrocities on the local women, and land-grab in Sandeshkhali, one of the seven assembly segments of Basirhat, seem to have failed to deliver the BJP the coveted win from the seat.

For the voters at large of the Basirhat constituency, having one of West Bengal's most porous stretches of international border with Bangladesh, the issues of Sandeshkhali were "very local" and did not appeal to them, poll experts felt.

A jubilant Haji Nurul, who was nominated by the TMC instead of sitting MP-actor Nusrat Jahan, attributed his seemingly assured victory to a win of party supremo Mamata Banerjee.

"I was confident of a win. Whatever was spoken about Sandeshkhali was a lie and people never believed them. The videotapes proved that BJP's hand was behind it... It was a dirty conspiracy by the BJP and people gave them a befitting reply," he told PTI.

June 4, 2024 3:40 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Will Yusuf Pathan, Kirti Azad become giant slayers?

Yusuf Pathan (left) and Kirti Azad
Yusuf Pathan (left) and Kirti Azad

Both are former cricketers and now both are going to earn the moniker of 'giant slayers'. Yusuf Pathan is leading from Baharampur ahead of Congress veteran Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

Trinamool's Kirti Azad is leading from Burdwan-Durgapur constituency against BJP's Dilip Ghosh. If Dilip Ghosh loses this election, it will be be BJP veteran's first electoral defeat.

June 4, 2024 3:26 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Abhishek Banerjee to make record win by over 6 lakh votes

Diamond Harbour is always considered a safe seat for Trinamool general secretary, Mamata Banerjee'e nephew Abhishek. As counting proceeded, Abhishek was on his way to make a record win by a margin of over 6 lakh votes.

June 4, 2024 3:17 PM IST

Only Congress leader winning in West Bengal: Not Adhir but Isha Khan Choudhury

The Congress is leading in only one seat in West Bengal but that is not Adhir Chowdhury. The Congress leader is Isha Khan Choudhury from Maldaha Dakshin.

June 4, 2024 2:25 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Here's how Union ministers are performing

Two out of three Union ministers from West Bengal in the outgoing central government were trailing, albeit not by a large number, as counting for the general elections progressed on Tuesday, as per the Election Commission data.

BJP candidate Subhas Sarkar, Union Minister of State for Education, was trailing in the Bankura constituency to his nearest rival Arup Chakraborty of Trinamool Congress by 14,932 votes.

The saffron party's Nisith Pramanik, the Union Minister of State for Home, was trailing by 7,339 votes to his nearest rival Jagadish Chandra Barma Basunia of the TMC in the Cooch Behar seat.

Union Minister of State Shantanu Thakur, BJP's candidate from Bangaon, was leading by 34,464 votes over TMC's Biswajit Das in the constituency.

June 4, 2024 1:13 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Party-wise share based on trends

June 4, 2024 12:59 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: TMC reacts to trends, calls it expected

The Trinamool Congress reacted to the trends and said it was on the expected lines that people have voted against the BJP. “The results are a reflection of people’s faith in the pro-people policies of the TMC government led by our supremo Mamata Banerjee. The people through this decisive mandate against the BJP have defeated the anti-Bengal forces. The results have also proved that the exit polls were a farce by the pro-BJP media,” TMC spokesperson Santanu Sen said.

June 4, 2024 12:18 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Abhishek Banerjee leads in Diamond Harbour by 1.15 lakh votes

TMC candidate Abhishek Banerjee was leading over his nearest rival Abhijit Das of the BJP by 1,15,933 votes in Diamond Harbour constituency, as per latest trends available.

Abhishek Banerjee, the TMC national general secretary and nephew of party supremo Mamata Banerjee, is a two-time MP from the seat.

June 4, 2024 12:05 PM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Three takeaways from trends so far

Trinamool Congress is leading in 32 seats and the BJP in 9 seats. The main takeaways from the trends so far are

  1. TMC's performance is better in 2024 than in 2019.
  2. BJP won 18 seats in 2019 but in 2024 is holding the fort in 9 seats.
  3. The Left, despite fielding new faces, did not manage a comeback in this election.
June 4, 2024 11:51 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: TMC workers begin celebrations

June 4, 2024 11:34 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Exit polls proved wrong, TMC leading in 24; BJP in 7

Proving the exit polls wrong, the Trinamool surged ahead of the BJP and is now leading in 24 seats. The BJP is leading in seven and the Congress in three seats.

June 4, 2024 11:23 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Clash breaks out in Bishnupur

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: According to local reports, a clash broke out at a bouncing centre in Bishnupur

June 4, 2024 11:09 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: BJP is going to win in Basirhat, says BJP's Rekha Patra

"I am going to win. BJP is going to win and PM Modi will come to Basirhat. The future of Sandeshkhali is bright. BJP is leading in all seats. The environment has been peaceful here since morning. The Central forces are here, local police remain outside...Lotus has bloomed in Basirhat," Sandeshkhali survivor BJP's candidate Rekha Patra said.

June 4, 2024 10:06 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Exit polls questioned after initial rounds

Exit poll predictions which gave BJP an edge over the Trinamool are being questioned as the first rounds of the counting show the BJP and the Trinamool are fighting closely

June 4, 2024 9:37 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Candidates leading as of now

Among the high-profile candidates who took the early lead during counting of ballots were TMC MPs Abhishek Banerjee, Mahua Moitra, Sudip Banerjee, Kalyan Banerjee, Satabdi Roy. The BJP candidates who were leading were former judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay, MP Saumitra Khan, party’s state president Sukanta Majumdar. While Congress MP was leading in Berhampore, CPIM state secretary Md Salim was leading was Murshidabad.

June 4, 2024 9:33 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Neck-and-neck contest between TMC and BJP

A neck and neck contest was going on between the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and its arch rival the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal, where counting of ballots started around 8 am on Tuesday. While the TMC was leading in 18 seats the BJP was leading in 21 seats and the Congress in two seats. Experts, however, said that the trends which come in after counting of ballots were very preliminary and change almost every minute.

June 4, 2024 9:27 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Trinamool now ahead of BJP

As the postal ballot counting proceeds, the Trinamool has now edged past the BJP

June 4, 2024 8:46 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Rekha Patra leading in Sandeshkhali

BJP's Rekha Patra leading from Sandeshkhali, Basirhart

June 4, 2024 8:36 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Mahua Moitra ahead in postal ballot counting

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Trinamool's Mahua Moitra is ahead in Krishnanagar in postal ballot counting.

June 4, 2024 8:34 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: BJP ahead of Trinamool in postal ballot

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: BJP leading on 11 seats, TMC on 8 seats in the postal battle count.

June 4, 2024 8:19 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: TMC 3, Congress 1 in postal ballot

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Trinamool at 3 and the Congress at 1 in the counting of postal ballot.

June 4, 2024 8:14 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Crude bomb blast took place in Bhangar, 5 injured

Ahead of the counting, a bomb blast took place in Bhangar injuring 5.

June 4, 2024 8:07 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Clashes outside a counting centre in Barrackpore

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Even before the counting began, a clash started outside a counting booth in Barrackpore.

June 4, 2024 7:58 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: It's 8am. Counting begins

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: The moment is here. Counting of votes for the 543-member Lok Sabha begins across India.

June 4, 2024 7:46 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Shashi Tharoor's reminder on West Bengal

June 4, 2024 7:21 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Half an hour to go, Mahua Moitra is off to counting

June 4, 2024 7:16 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: What the election means for CPM

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: The CPM, the party that ruled the state for 34 years, has been wiped out of the state's landscape. In the 2009 election, the CPM did not win a single seat. This time, the party has fielded fresh, young faces hoping to regain some of its lost turf.

June 4, 2024 7:07 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Know your candidate Srijan Bhattacharya

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Srijan Bhattacharya is a Left candidate from Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency contesting against Saayoni Ghosh and BJP's Anirban Ganguly.

June 4, 2024 6:56 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Easy seat for Abhishek Banerjee

As the BJP is aiming to make further inroads in West Bengal, and TMC is looking to maintain its fortress, TMC general secretary and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee is contesting from Diamond Harbour seeking a second term from the seat. Banerjee is pitted against CPI(M) candidate Pratikur Rahaman and BJP's Abhijit Das.

June 4, 2024 6:36 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: What if Adhir Chowdhury loses…

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has been representing Baharampur since 2009. If he loses the election from this seat, it will be the last nail in the coffin for the Congress in West Bengal.

June 4, 2024 6:33 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Surprise predictions in exit polls

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: According to the exit polls, Adhir Chowdhury will lose Baharampur to Trinamool's Yusuf Pathan. Mahua Moitra may lose Krishnanagar to Amrita Roy.

June 4, 2024 6:22 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Mahua Moitra versus Amrita Roy in Krishnanagar

Amrita Roy (left), a member of erstwhile royalty and BJP candidate against Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra in Krishnanagar Lok Sabha constituency.
Amrita Roy (left), a member of erstwhile royalty and BJP candidate against Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra in Krishnanagar Lok Sabha constituency.

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: MahuaMoitra eying a return to Parliament with a bigger mandate from her Krishnanagar comstituency after she was expelled from the Lok Sabha in December last year on charges of taking bribe for questions.

June 4, 2024 6:18 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: What is Trinamool's assessment

Trinamool's internal assessment is that the party will be getting 25-27 seats, with the BJP coming second with 14-16 seats.

June 4, 2024 6:12 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Know your candidate Saayoni Ghosh

Trinamool candidate Saayoni Ghosh for Jadavpur constituency. (Hindustan Times)
Trinamool candidate Saayoni Ghosh for Jadavpur constituency. (Hindustan Times)

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Actor Saayoni Ghosh replaced Mimi Chakraborty as the Trinamool candidate from Jadavpur constituency. A popular face on television, Saayoni has become a full-time politician as the president of the party's youth wing.

June 4, 2024 5:58 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Know your candidate Debangshu Bhattacharya

Debangshu Bhattacharya (left) and Abhijit Gangopadhyay (right). (ANI Photos)
Debangshu Bhattacharya (left) and Abhijit Gangopadhyay (right). (ANI Photos)

Trinamool's Debangshu Bhattacharya is contesting against Abhijit Gangopadhyay in Tamluk. 27-year-old Debangshu coined the hit 'khela hobe' (game is on) slogan during the 2021 Assembly election. He is also the state spokesperson of the party.

June 4, 2024 5:55 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Ramakrishna Mission controversy ahead of election

Mamata Banerjee stirred a row amid the election as she said Ramakrishna Mission and Bharat Sevashram Sangh monks are acting at the behest of the BJP.

June 4, 2024 5:54 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Who is Abhijit Gangopadhyay?

Former Calcutta high court judge and BJP candidate Abhijit Gangopadhyay. (File Photo) (HT_PRINT)
Former Calcutta high court judge and BJP candidate Abhijit Gangopadhyay. (File Photo) (HT_PRINT)

A surprise candidate of the BJP from Tamluk is Abhijit Gangopadhyay who joined the party after resigning from his post as the Calcutta high court judge.

June 4, 2024 5:48 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Star power in Hooghly Lok Sabha election

Locket Chatterjee versus Rachana Banerjee in Hooghly has created a lot of buzz in West Bengal.
Locket Chatterjee versus Rachana Banerjee in Hooghly has created a lot of buzz in West Bengal.

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Against BJP's Locket Chatterjee, Trinamool has fielded actor and reality show star Rachana Banerjee.

June 4, 2024 5:40 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Who is Rekha Patra?

A surprise candidate in West Bengal election was Rekha Patra, a resident of Sandeshkhali and a survivor of the Sandeshkhali violence. BJP made her its candidate in Basirhat, the Lok Sabha constituency of Sandeshkhali.

June 4, 2024 5:38 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Controversies that hit the Trinamool

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Just ahead of the election, Sandeshkhali became a major natonal issue. Before that, the ruling Trinamool was tainted in the recruitment scam.

June 4, 2024 5:29 AM IST

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: Mamata urges Trinamool workers to stay strong

West Bengal election results 2024 LIVE: After the exit polls unanimously gave a verdict in favour of the BJP, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee urges Trinamool workers to stay strong.

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