West Bengal election result 2019 highlights: TMC, BJP in a neck-and-neck race in Bengal

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Updated:May 23, 2019 9:18:41 pm

The TMC had clinched 34 seats with 39.65 per cent of votes in 2014. Though the Left front pocketed 29.71 per cent votes, it could manage just two seats.

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Mamata Banerjee’s TMC was Thursday facing massive headwinds in key battleground state of West Bengal where it is locked in a neck-and-neck fight with the BJP, with the state’s ruling party leading in 22 Lok Sabha seats and the challenger saffron outfit in 19.

According to latest Election Commission figures, the BJP was also the main contender in 21 of the 22 seats where the Trinamool Congress was leading.

The saffron party was giving the TMC a run for its money even in terms of vote share having polled 39.81 per cent of votes counted so far. The TMC has clinched 43.8 per cent.

The four-party Left Front, once a formidable force in the state, has garnered a measly 7.8 per cent of votes so far, and its candidates are leading in none of the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats.

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    20:44 (IST)23 May 2019
    Trinamool Congress wins Uluberia Purba bypoll

    TMC candidate Idris Ali has won the Uluberia Purba assembly seat in the recently held bypoll in the constituency on May 19, 2019. Ali defeated his nearest rival BJP's Pratyush Mandal by 15,791 votes.

    20:38 (IST)23 May 2019
    Bengali actor turned politician Dev wins from Ghatal Lok Sabha seat defeating BJP's Bharati Ghosh

    Bengali actor turned politician Deepak Adhikari alias Dev has defeated his rival from BJP's Bharati Ghosh by 1,07,973 votes. Dev polled 7,17,959 votes.

    19:30 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE

    As per the latest trend, Mamata Banerjee's TMC was leading in 22 seats, BJP was ahead in 18 seats and Congress was leading in two seats.

    18:59 (IST)23 May 2019
    Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE

    The TMC had clinched 34 seats with 39.65 per cent of votes in 2014. Though the Left front pocketed 29.71 per cent votes, it could manage just two seats.The BJP, which was then considered a marginal player, had secured two seats with 17.02 per cent votes, and the Congress four seats, polling 9.58 per cent votes. Though Banerjee did not hold the planned presser, she took to Twitter to congratulate the prospective winners. "Congratulations to the winners. But all losers are not losers. We have to do a complete review and then we will share our views with you all. Let the counting process be completed fully and the VVPATs match," she had tweeted before she calling the press.

    18:59 (IST)23 May 2019
    Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: Close fight between Arjun Singh, Dinesh Trivedi in Barrackpore

    In Barrackpore, former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi, who was trailing his BJP challenger Arjun Singh, has now established a lead of little over 2,000 votes over his rival. In Kolkata North constituency, two-time TMC MP from the seat Sudip Bandopadhyay is leading his BJP rival and party national secretary Rahul Sinha by a comfortable margin of over 95,000 votes.

    18:58 (IST)23 May 2019
    Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019: Relief for Mamata Banerjee

    Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, has increased his lead to more than 3 lakh votes in Diamond Harbour constituency. He is the sitting MP from the seat. State BJP president Dilip Ghosh has established an unassailable lead of more than 81,000 votes over Manas Ranjan Bhunia of the TMC in Medinipur.

    18:57 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: State wise trends

    In Asansol, Union minister Babul Supriyo has established an unassailable lead of more than 1.46 lakh votes over his nearest TMC rival and yesteryear film actor Moon Moon Sen. However, another Union minister S S Ahluwalia, who had shifted from Darjeeling to Burdwan-Durgapur seat, was trailing his TMC rival Mumtaz Sanghamita by 129 votes.

    18:57 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE

    Congress's Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the sitting MP from Baharampur, was leading the table in his constituency by over 80,000 votes. Abhijit Mukherjee, the son of former President Pranab Mukherjee and sitting MP from Jangipur, was nowhere in contention.Mamata Banerjee, who defended her terrain like a tigress since becoming the chief minister in 2011, ending the Left Front's unbroken 34-year rule, called a press conference at her Kalighat home in the afternoon which was "cancelled" without assigning any reason. Banerjee didn't show up and a security guard curtly told journalists the interaction wouldn't happen. Her strident denunciation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policies, including his insistence on pressing ahead with contentious issues like the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and the National Register of citizens, had catapulted her to the forefront of the forces arrayed against the BJP and the NDA in the election.

    18:06 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: Residence of Mamata Banerjee wears deserted look

    As trends showed a saffron surge in Bengal, the residence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in south Kolkata's Kalighat wore a deserted look on Thursday with just a handful of Trinamool Congress supporters gathered outside. The scene was no different at the party's state headquarters off EM Bypass in eastern part of the city. Even though police had cordoned off the entire area outside Banerjee's house apprehending turnout of supporters, only a few were seen silently standing with newsmen outnumbering them.The scene was grimmer at the E M Bypass office, as except guards and few policemen no TMC supporter or party leader could be seen. "We didn't expect such a result in Bengal. Our party supremo Mamata Banerjee had given a call for winning 42 seats, we had hoped that we would improve our tally. But the results are completely unexpected. It seems we failed to gauge the strong undercurrent in Bengal," said a TMC leader, who did not wish to be named told PTI

    17:32 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 results: 5:30 PM trends

    BJP is surely heading for an unprecedented show in West Bengal, with the BJP leading in 19 seats and the ruling All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) ahead in 22 out of 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. The Congress is leading in one Lok Sabha seat, while the Left is yet to take a lead in any of the constituencies. In the outgoing 16th Lok Sabha, the TMC has 34 seats in West Bengal, whereas the BJP has only two. The Congress and the CPI(M)-led Left Front have fourand two seats respectively.

    17:29 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019: A summary of BJP-TMC political fight

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah-led BJP has taken leads in double-digit seats. This is a record-breaking achievement for the saffron party. However, BJP top brass made it very clear that it go all out in the state that offers 42 Lok Sabha seats this time. BJP managed to knock the door in 2014 Lok Sabha elections as it won two seats and managed to secure 17 per cent vote share, highest for the party at the state. Shah this time set an ambitious target of 22 plus for state leaders. PM Modi did 17 rallies and took on Mamata Banerjee on array of issues like corruption, nationalism, Bangladeshi infiltration, lack of jobs and growth. Almost all rallies drew sizeable crowd. Amit Shah's road show in north Kolkata hit the headlines due to violence that took place.

    Mamata Banerjee in her typical feisty manner accepted the challenge from Modi and Shah. However, reports say that it all started with Panchayat elections in 2018 where BJP posed tough challenge in some pocket, chiefly in western part of the state. Then came turncoat factors, sitting MPs joined BJP. Exit polls 2019 predicted a saffron rise in the state. So far the trends have shown that BJP has indeed become the numero uno challenger to TMC.

    16:06 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal bypoll election result

    Joyel Murmu of the BJP is leading by 9,766 votes against Amal Kisku of AITC in Habibpur. In Islampur, AITC candidate Abdul Karim Chowdhury is leading against S Mandal of the BJP by 20,926 votes. Shafiul Alam Khan of the Congress is leading against Goutam Roy of the AITC by 8,377 votes in Kandi. In Krishnaganj Assembly seat, BJP's Ashish Kumar Biswas is leading by 13,527 against Prathama Ranjan Bose of the Congress, while in Nowda, Sahina Mamtaz Begum (Khan) of the AITC is leading by 20,684 against Sunil Kumar Mondal of the Congress.

    16:05 (IST)23 May 2019
    Bengal election result 2019: Seat wise trends for bypoll election

    In Uluberia, AITC candidate Idris Ali is ahead of BJP's Pratyush Mandal by 9,973 votes. Ali, an AITC MP from Basirhat Lok Sabha constituency, was denied a ticket from his sitting seat by Banerjee. He was instead fielded from Uluberia Assembly seat by the TMC supremo. In Darjeeling, Neeraj Tamang Zimba of the BJP is leading by 15,800 votes against Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) chairman Binoy Tamang, who is fighting as an Independent candidate with AITC support.

    16:04 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal bypoll result: Arjun Singh winning battle of prestige

    In Bhatpara, where polls were disrupted due to widespread violence on May 19, Pawan Kumar Singh of the BJP is leading by 35,281 votes against AITC candidate Madan Mitra, a former minister in the state. Singh is the son of BJP's Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency candidate Arjun Singh, who vacated the Bhatpara seat before filing nomination for the parliamentary election. Miffed at being denied a ticket by party supremo Mamata Banerjee, the Bhatpara MLA left the TMC and switched to the BJP after the announcement of the general election.

    15:32 (IST)23 May 2019

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    15:32 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal bypoll result 2019: BJP adds insult to TMC injury

    Assam Finance Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi is not cut out for politics and the party should give him a 'decent retirement'. Sarma said that he must have met Rahul Gandhi around 20 times in his life and he felt pity for him. UPA chairperson and former Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi has thrusted him on the Congress and Rahul is a person who has come from a privileged background but Gandhi did not respect his colleagues

    15:19 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 elections: What went in favour of BJP in Bengal?

    The saffron party, it seems, is cutting a swathe in TMC turf of Bengal, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi has addressed 17 poll rallies, with focus on the issues of NRC and the Citizenship bill. The party is seen making substantial gains in areas close to the India-Bangladesh border, which have a substantial minority population. In Jangalmahal area too, the BJP can be seen marching ahead of its rivals. With trends favouring BJP at the Centre as well as in Bengal, the saffron party workers and supporters have burst into celebrations outside its state headquarters here and elsewhere in the districts.

    15:11 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019: TMC is ahead in seats adjacent to Kolkata

    In Arambagh constituency, Aparupa Poddar of the TMC is ahead of her rival Tapan Kumar Ray of the BJP by 11862 votes. In Uluberia seat, Sajda Ahmed of the TMC is leading by 146214 votes against Joy Banerjee of the BJP. In Jadavpur seat, AITC candidate and actor Mimi Chakraborty is leading by 127129 votes against Anupam Hazra of the saffron party. In Sreerampore, sitting MP and AITC candidate Kalyan Banerjee is leading by 9320 votes against BJP's Debjit Sarkar.

    15:10 (IST)23 May 2019
    Lok Sabha Election results 2019 LIVE: Solitary success for Congress

    In Baharampur, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of the Congress is leading by 34415 votes against Apurba Sarkar of the TMC. In Alipurduar seat in North Bengal, John Barla of the BJP is leading by 94280 votes against TMC's Dasrath Tirkey. In Barasat Lok Sabha seat, Kakoli Ghoshdastidar of the TMC is leading by a margin of 69446 votes against Mrinal Kanti Debnath of the BJP.

    15:09 (IST)23 May 2019
    Election results 2019: Close fight between BJP, TMC

    Nishith Pramanik of the BJP is trailing behind TMC's Paresh Chandra Adhikary by 31478 votes in Coochbehar. In Basirhat, TMC candidate and actor Nusrat Jahan Ruhi is leading by 141096 votes against BJP's Sayantan Basu. Mahua Moitra of the AITC is leading by 72452 votes against Kalyan Chaubey of the BJP in Krishnagar, while West Bengal Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee is trailing behind Subhas Sarkar of the BJP by 24561 votes in Bankura.

    15:08 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: Upset for TMC

    In Hooghly Lok Sabha seat, BJP's Locket Chatterjee is leading by 65,727 votes against Ratna De Nag of the AITC. In Purulia, Jyotirmay Singh Mahato of the BJP is leading by 62719 votes against Mriganka Mahato of the TMC. In Raiganj, BJP's Debasree Chaudhuri is leading by 4699 votes against AITC's Kanialal Agarwal. Sougata Roy of the TMC is leading by 27311 votes against Samik Bhattacharya of BJP in Dum Dum Lok Sabha seat.

    15:06 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: Relief for TMC

    In Jangipur Lok Sabha seat, Khalilur Rahman of the TMC is leading by 113845 votes against BJP's Mafuja Khatun. Former president Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit, who had won the seat by a narrow margin of 8,161 votes in the 2014 general elections, is now trailing the third position. In Ghatal Lok Sabha seat, TMC candidate and popular actor Dipak Adhikari (Dev) is leading by 36003 votes against former IPS officer and BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh. In the prestigious Kolkata South seat, TMC's Mala Roy is leading by a margin of over four lakh votes against BJP's Chandra Kumar Bose, grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

    14:56 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: BJP ahead in key seats

    In Barrackpore seat, TMC candidate Dinesh Trivedi is trailing by 5221 votes against BJP's Arjun Singh. In Malda North seat, BJP's Khagen Murmu is leading by 1789 votes against Mausam Noor of the AITC. In Kolkata North constituency, two-time TMC MP from the seat, Sudip Bandopadhyay, is leading by 22034 votes against Rahul Sinha of the BJP.

    14:56 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: Seat wise trends

    S S Ahluwalia, another Union minister and BJP candidate from Burdwan-Durgapur Lok Sabha seat, is leading by 23444 votes against Mamtaz Sanghamita of the TMC. Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, is leading by 148834 votes in Diamond Harbour constituency. He is the sitting MP from the seat. In Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat, BJP candidate Raju Bista is leading by 175535 votes against Amar Singh Rai of the TMC. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh is leading by 5051 votes against Manas Ranjan Bhunia of the TMC in Medinipur.

    14:55 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: BJP nears 40 per cent vote share

    As per the current EC trends, the TMC has so far secured 44.61 per cent votes, closely followed by the BJP, which has bagged 39.03 per cent votes. The CPI(M) and the Congress have garnered a meagre 6.66 per cent and 5.44 per cent share of the pie respectively. In Asansol, Union minister Babul Supriyo is leading by 75971 votes against Moon Moon Sen of the TMC.

    14:46 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 Live: PM Modi says Vijayi Bharat

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in twitter said, "सबका साथ + सबका विकास + सबका विश्वास = विजयी भारत Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again! #VijayiBharat".

    14:36 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: Trends hint humiliation for Mamata Banerjee

    As per latest trends, Mamata Banerjee's TMC is leading in 22 seats. BJP is ahead in 19 seats. Congress has taken lead in 1 seat.

    14:07 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: Why Singur is important?

    Ten years ago, Tata Motors had built a factory for the world's cheapest car, Nano, at Singur, but the project was abandoned and shifted to Gujarat following a massive agitation by the farmers, led by Banerjee and her party. The project was moved to the western state on the invitation of the then chief minister Narendra Modi.In 2016, the Supreme Court had quashed the Left Front-led West Bengal government's acquisition of 997 acres of agricultural land by Tata Motors' and ordered its return to 9,117 farmers. Though Banerjee-led TMC government, which came to power in 2011, returned the land to the farmers in November 2016, three years later only 30 per cent of the land could be made cultivable as the plots on which the concrete structures had come up remained barren.

    14:07 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: BJP takes lead in Mamata's bastion Singur

    BJP candidate Locket Chatterjee is leading from Hooghly constituency, where TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee launched her anti-land acquisition agitation in Singur, which catapulted her into the national spotlight. Chatterjee was leading by over 64,000 votes over Trinamool Congress candidate Ratna De, according to the latest Election Commission trends. In 2014, De had won the seat by 1,89,084 votes.

    13:37 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: BJP supporters break into celebrations

    With trends favouring BJP at the Centre and the party making deep inroads in West Bengal, the saffron party workers and supporters burst into celebrations outside its headquarters in Kolkata and across the state. BJP workers were seen distributing sweets, shouting slogans "phir ek bar Modi sarkar" and dancing to the beat of drums in various parts of the state. "The initial trends reflect the anti-TMC mood. Despite so much terror in Bengal, the people have reposed faith in BJP under the leadership of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. The days of TMC's misrule are numbered in Bengal," Kailash Vijayvargiya said.

    13:30 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: Mamata Banerjee says all losers are not losers

    West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee has congratulated winners. She posted on twitter saying "We have to do a complete review and then we will share our views with you all. Let the counting process be completed fully and the VVPATs matched". She said that "but all losers are not losers".

    13:11 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal assembly bypolls results: seat wise trends

    In Habibpur seat, Joyel Murmu of BJP is leading by 4,229 votes against Amal Kisku of the AITC.In Islampur seat, Abdul Karim Chowdhury of the AITC is leading by 17,597 votes against S Mandal of the BJP. Janis Shafiul Alam Khan of the INC is ahead of Goutam Roy of the AITC by 248 votes in Kandi Assembly seat. In Krishnaganj, Ashish Kumar Biswas of the BJP is leading by 3,098 against Prathama Ranjan Bose of the INC. In Nowda, Sahina Mamtaz Begum (Khan) of the AITC is leading by 14,847 against Sunil Kumar Mondal of INC. In Uluberia, Idris Ali of the AITC is leading by 2,312 votes against Pratyush Mandal of the BJP.

    13:10 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal assembly bypolls results: TMC ahead in 3 seats

    The ruling All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) is leading in three seats, while the Indian National Congress (INC) is ahead in one. At Bhatpara, Pawan Kumar Singh of the BJP is leading by 11,421 votes against ruling All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) candidate Madan Mitra.In Darjeeling, Neeraj Tamang Zimba of BJP is leading by 6,929 votes against Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) chairman Binoy Tamang, who is fighting as an independent candidate with the support of AITC.

    13:09 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal assembly bypolls results: BJP leading in 4 seats

    West Bengal is looking forward to a saffron storm, with the BJP racing towards an impressive score in the byelections to eight Assembly constituencies, in consonance with its surge in the parliamentary polls in the state, according to the initial EC trends. The saffron party is currently ahead in four of the eight Assembly seats, where bypolls were held following the death of a legislator, and resignations by seven sitting MLAs who gave up their seats to contest the Lok Sabha polls.

    12:45 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: BJP is leading in Barrackpore

    In Barrackpore seat, TMC candidate Dinesh Trivedi is trailing by 2292 votes against Arjun Singh of the BJP. In Kolkata North constituency, two-time TMC MP from the seat, Sudip Bandopadhyay, is leading by 22034 votes against Rahul Sinha of the BJP. Former president Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit is trailing by 68575 votes against Khalilur Rahman of the TMC in Jangipur constituency. Abhijit had won the seat by a narrow margin of 8,161 votes in the 2014 general elections. In Ghatal Lok Sabha seat, TMC candidate and popular

    12:44 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: Seat wise trends

    Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, is leading by 50931 votes in Diamond Harbour constituency. He is the sitting MP from the seat. In Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat, BJP candidate Raju Bista is leading by 70901 votes against Amar Singh Rai of the TMC. BJP state president Dilip Ghosh is leading by just 253 votes against Manas Ranjan Bhunia of the TMC in Medinipur Lok Sabha seat.

    12:40 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: Latest trends

    TMC candudate John Barla is leading from Alipurduars. Aparupa Poddar of TMC is leading from Arambagh. Babul Supriyo has taken lead against Moon Moon Sen. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of Congress is leading in Bahrampur, Arpita Ghosh of TMC is ahead in Blurghat.

    12:34 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: Breaking trend

    BJP's historic surge in West Bengal continues as it has taken lead in 18 seats. TMC is ahead in 23 Lok Sabha constituencies. Congress was leading in 1 seat

    12:17 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: Cinestars are leading

    In a relief for Mamata Banerjee, TMC supremo's gamble of fielding silver screen personalities have by and large paid dividened as Mimi Chakraborty, Nusrat Jahan, Dev and Satabdi Roy have taken leads in their respective Lok Sabha constituencies. However, Sreemati Dev Varma (Moon Moon Sen) of TMC is trailing.

    12:02 (IST)23 May 2019
    West Bengal Lok Sabha election results 2019 LIVE: BJP gains massive vote share

    According to Election Commission, TMC has so far git 44.7 per cent of vote share in West Bengal. BJP has managed to bag 39 per cent of vote share. While CPIM and Congress have got 6.72 per cent and 5.44 per cent respectively.

    The high-pitched and hostile rhetoric during the campaigning ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in Bengal hogged the limelight. As the polling process started, political violence during voting days became pan-India headlines. While BJP top brass, including party president Amit Shah, PM Modi himself, exuded confidence of winning 22 seats from the state. Banerjee has claimed that TMC would bag 42 out of 42 and play a pivotal role in this Indian political game of thrones. BJP gained its best-ever vote share as well as seat tally from West Bengal in 2014 Lok Sabha elctions. BJP got two seats and 17 per cent of vote share. It has been making inroads in the state for the past few years. The outcome of Lok Sabha polls would give us a picture of what the state can expect in the state Assembly polls in 2021.