West Bengal Exit Poll results: TMC walks tightrope; huge gain for BJP

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West Bengal exit polls 2021 highlights: An all out high-octane campaign by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may fail to fetch power for it in Bengal, exit polls showed. The ruling TMC, led by Mamata Banerjee may grab 152-64 seats, according to ABP-Cvoter survey. According to a poll of polls by NDTV, TMC is winning 156 seats and the BJP will be limited to 121 seats in the Assembly of 291 seats.

The election strategist for the Trinamool Congress, Prashant Kishor, believes that the BJP will not be able to cross 100 seats. He even put his job on the line, saying, “If the BJP wins more than 100 seats in Bengal, then I will leave this job… I will do something else but not this work.” 

Meanwhile, BJP is confident of throwing Mamata Banerjee out of power.

West Bengal election result 2021: Votes will be counted on 2 May.
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West Bengal Exit Poll results 2021: Here's what pollsters predict

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West Bengal Exit Poll results 2021: TMC expected to win 104-121 seats; BJP 162-185, predicts Jan Ki Baat

As per Jan Ki Baat survey, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) is expected to win something between 104-121 seats, whereas BJP will get 162-185 and Left+ to get 3-9. Voting for 294 assembly seats in West Bengal were held in eight phases.
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West Bengal Exit Poll result LIVE: Tight edge for TMC; huge gain for BJP

West Bengal Exit Poll result LIVE: Tight edge for TMC; huge gain for BJP
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BJP is projected to win 138-148 seats defeating the TMC, predicts Republic-CNX Exit polls

BJP: 138-148 seats
TMC: 128-138 seats
Left: 11-21 seats
Others: 0
 
Party wise seat share:
 
BJP: 138-148 seats
TMC: 126-136 seats
Left: 4-8 seats
Congress: 6-9 seats
ISF: 1-3 seats
Others: 1-3 seats
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The Congress-Left-ISF tie-up is expected get 14-25 seats in Bengal, Times Now-CVoter Exit Poll predicts

The Congress-Left-ISF tie-up is expected get 14-25 seats in Bengal, Times Now-CVoter Exit Poll predicts
 
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West Bengal Exit Poll Results 2021 LIVE: Republic-CNX poll projects BJP passing halfway mark

West Bengal Exit Poll Results 2021 LIVE: Republic-CNX poll projects BJP passing halfway mark.
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West Bengal exit poll results LIVE: ABP C-Voter exit poll predicts TMC win in Bengal

Vote percentage on 292 seats as per ABP C-Voter survey
 
TMC: 42.1% votes ; 152-64 seats
BJP: 39% votes ; 109-21 seats
Congress+ : 15.4% votes ; 14-25 seats
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West Bengal exit poll results LIVE: Poll of polls gives TMC 149 seats and BJP 160

West Bengal exit poll results LIVE: Poll of polls gives TMC 149 seats and BJP 160
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West Bengal exit poll results LIVE: Exit polls indicate trend, not actual results: Experts

Before the actual results are out, the demand for the exit poll data usually outweighs the accuracy of its prediction, as these polls normatively indicate what the nation could expect on the counting-day.

These predictions serve two purposes -- provide real time data on voting trends, and electorate's views on election issues and candidates. But they have a problematic history.
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West Bengal election 2021: Polling conducted peacefully today across 11,860 polling stations, says EC

West Bengal election 2021: Polling conducted peacefully today across 11,860 polling stations in Phase 8, says EC
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West Bengal elections 2021: 76.07% voter turnout recorded till 5:30 pm

West Bengal Elections 2021 | According to Election Commission of India (ECI), 76.07 per cent voter turnout till 5.32pm for the eight and last phase of West Bengal elections.
 
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West Bengal election LIVE: BJP agents beaten up by unindentified people, according to media reports

Two BJP agents in booth numbers 166 and 167 in the Daskal village of Birbhum district were allegedly abducted by people in motorcycles and beaten up mercilessly. The victims were found lying unconscious on the side of a road and have now been shifted to hospitals.
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Exit polls 2021 LIVE updates: Who conducts the exit polls?

The polls are conducted by private firms and media organisations such as Today's Chanakya, ABP-Cvoter, News18, India Today-Axis, Times Now-CNX, NewsX-Neta, Republic-Jan Ki Baat, Republic-CVoter, ABP-CSDS and Chintamani.
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West Bengal election 2021 LIVE: 76.07% voter turnout recorded till 5.30 pm

West Bengal election 2021 LIVE: 76.07% voter turnout recorded till 5.30 pm
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West Bengal Elections 2021: 68.46% voter turnout recorded till 3pm

According to Election Commission of India (ECI), 68.46 per cent voter turnout recorded till 3 pm for the eight and last phase of West Bengal elections.
 
Malda - 70.85%
Murshidabad - 70.91%
Kolkata north - 51.40%
Birbhum - 73.92%
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West Bengal exit poll result 2016: IndiaToday-Axis had predicted a clean sweep for the TMC with 233-253 seats

In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee’s TMC retained its hold over the 294-seat assembly bagging (211) seats. IndiaToday-Axis had predicted a clean sweep for the TMC with 233-253 seats, while Today’s Chanakya was closest to the actual numbers with its 210; C-Voter stuck to 167 seats and ABP News-Nielsen had given Didi’s team 163 seats.
 
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West Bengal election 2021 LIVE updates: BJP candidate Anirban Ganguly's car ransacked

BJP candidate Anirban Ganguly's car ransacked allegedly by villagers in Bolpur's Ilambazar in West Bengal with bamboo poles and bricks. Ganguly remains unhurt. Polling for eight and last phase is underway in the state.
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Exit poll results 2016: Chanakya nailed West Bengal, Assam and Kerala

 The pollster that had apologised for getting the Bihar assembly results wrong, after hitting headlines for getting right two general elections, managed to pip its competitors in getting the seat haul for Assam, West Bengal and Kerala nearly correct. However, it erred in giving AIADMK, which swept back to power with (134) seats, only 90-99 seats.
 
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West Bengal election: Preliminary probe has revealed that firecrackers were set off outside central Kolkata

Preliminary probe has revealed that firecrackers and not bombs were set off outside central Kolkata's Mahajati Sadan: Official
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West Bengal election 2021: Voting underway at polling stations under 168 Kashipur-Belgachia constituency

Polling process going on at polling stations under 168 Kashipur-Belgachia Assembly Constituency

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First Published: Apr 29 2021 | 7:08 AM IST

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