The Trinamool Congress (TMC) waved the glory of victory for the third consecutive time after it marked it’s bumper victory in West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021. As the counting of votes began in the morning of Sunday, May 2, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and TMC leaders claimed a giant victory in the state. However, as soon as TMC took the lead since Sunday morning, it didn’t allow BJP to overtake it by even a single digit.
The BJP leaders kept consoling it’s party workers to keep the hope of 200+ seats after the counting of votes concludes. However, by 2-3pm on Sunday, it became almost obvious that TMC will trample BJP to remain the majority mark accomplishing party in the state. The TMC took the lead on around 207 seats while BJP on 78 seats, while Congress party and former ruling party left failed to even open its account.
The incumbent party surpassed the majority mark, however the party got a disheartening news that the TMC supremo has eventually lost her Nandigram seat to his friend-turned-rival Suvendu Adhikari by 1,900+ votes. The result was earlier declared making Mamata Banerjee as the winner by 1200 votes. Soon, “Didi” wrote to the Election Commission to recount the votes as she apprehended “manipulation” after her victory was announced.
The TMC supremo gave a tough fight to her rival in Nandigram, however later expressed her displeasure over the shameful defeat only to undermine the significance of this defeat later. The nail biting competition between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her former colleague Suvendu Adhikari was the highlight of the Sunday vote counting day. The trend kept showing that Mamata Banerjee was knocked down by her own former party man.
The BJP had won 3 seats in the last Assembly Elections in 2016, however this time it has got its partymen seated on more than 70 seats in the state. The party spokesperson, Sambit Patra, was heard lauding the party’s performance from 3 in the last election to 70+ this time. We will have to wait for some more time to discover the final winners’ list of BJP and TMC.