TMC heading for 3rd term victory in Bengal, BJP yet to concede the defeat

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Kolkata, May 2 : As the Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress (TMC) is heading for a two-third majority and set to return for the third time in the 294-seat West Bengal assembly when the ruling party was leading in 206 seats as the latest trend was showing, the rival BJP was yet to concede the defeat as its spokesman Amit Malvia says “let’s wait till the end of 15 rounds of counting.”

After trailing in several rounds of counting, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee overtook her rival BJP opponent Suvendu Adhikari as she was leading by 2700 votes.

Mr Malvia said the BJP, though it gained hugely from 2016 assembly elections, as the trend showed the party was trailing by a small margin in about 90 seats.

He, however, said there was a tectonic shift in the polity in West Bengal by the latest trend shows, BJP gained hugely in West Bengal. The BJP had won only three seats in the 2016 assembly poll.

I-PAC poll strategist Prasanta Kishore, who is helping the TMC in the election, had predicted that BJP would not cross the double digit.


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