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WB polls result: TMC consolidates lead, trends hint victory by wide margins

The ruling TMC looks set to retain power in West Bengal with its candidates leading in 187 of the state's 292 seats that went to poll against BJP's 85, as trends were available for 275 seats.

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West Bengal Assembly polls | TMC | BJP

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Assembly elections, counting

The ruling looks set to

retain power in West Bengal with its candidates leading in 187 of the state's 292 seats that went to poll against BJP's 85, as trends were available for 275 seats.

Chief Minister and supremo Mamata Banerjee was, however, trailing her former protege-turned-rival Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram by over 8,000 votes.

Belying expectations of a tight contest, the candidates appeared galloping to victory, and, if the current trends hold, the party will easily form its third successive government in the state.

Two of the Lok Sabha MPs Babul Supriyo, a minister in the Narendra Modi government, and Locket Chatterjee, were trailing in Tollygunge and Chuunchura seats. Supriyo represents Asansol and Chatterjee Hooghly seat in the Lok Sabha.

However, MP from Cooch Behar Nishith Pramanik was leading in Dinahata.

Shobhandeb Chattopadhyay, the TMC candidate for Bhabanipore that Mamata Banerjee vacated to contest from Nandigram, is leading his BJP rival Rudraneil Ghosh by over 3,000 votes.

Firhad Hakim, a state minister and Banerjee confidante was also leading.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, May 02 2021. 11:54 IST
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