Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
is constructing another sweep, with her Trinamool Congress
(TMC) ahead in 200 of the state's 294 seats in West Bengal, enthusiastic supporters gathered outside her Kalighat residence on Thursday morning to celebrate her premature win.
Current trends show Mamata Banerjee
taking a big lead of over 3,000 votes over BJP's Chandra Bose
in Bhowanipur. The Left alliance bagged 34 seats, with BJP
Slogan like "Thanda thanda cool, cool; ghore ghore Trinamool" was heard outside Banerjee's residence.
in the state were held in six-phases beginning from April 4 with 1,961 candidates including 198 women in the fray.
In the two parts of first phase elections, the voter turnout was 84.22% and over 83 percent respectively.
In the second phase, 79.70 percent people exercised their right to vote.
A series of clashes between political rivals broke out during the third phase, but the violence failed to deter the electors who thronged the polling booths, recording a 79.22 percent voter turnout.
In the fourth phase, the voting percentage was 78.05 percent. In the fifth phase 78.25 percent of voters exercised their franchise while the sixth and final phase once again witnessed around 84.24 percent of polling.
were held in the five states - Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Puducherry - over April and May. Votes are being counted for all five today.
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