West Bengal Election Results 2021: It’s BJP vs TMC in Bengal
2021 West Bengal, WB Assembly Election Vote Counting Live Coverage: Counting of votes for 294 assembly seats in West Bengal is set to commence from 8 am. All eyes are on the state, which went to polls in eight phases with last one being held on April 29. The Election Commission (EC) has made all the necessary security and other arrangements to undertake the counting process amidst the raging Covid-19 pandemic. West Bengal witnessed a bipolar contest between the TMC and BJP. However, exit polls suggest that the fight was very close and both the parties have a chance to score a victory. The pollsters are divided over Bengal numbers with half predicting win for Mamata while half is going with the BJP. Overall, the fight is very close and pollster expect that the results can go either way.
As per Times Now C Voter, the TMC is expected to win 158 seats while the BJP is projected to get 115 and the Left could settle at just 19 seats. Today’s Chanakya has given 180 seats to TMC while 108 to the BJP and 2 to the Left-Congress. The poll conducted by CNN News18 has projected 162 seats for the TMC and 115 for the BJP.
The Republic TV-CNX survey has predicted 128-138 seats for Mamata and 138-148 seats for the BJP. The Left could get 11-21 seats. India TV and Jan Ki Baat have predicted a clear win for the BJP. As per India TV, the BJP can get 173-192 seats while TMC may end with 64-68. Jan Ki Baat has predicted 162-185 seats while 104-121 seats for the TMC. India Today-Axis My India poll has predicted 130-156 seats for the TMC and 134-160 for the BJP.
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West Bengal Election Results Live: The EC has set up 1,113 counting halls in Bengal. The state went to polls along with other four states, but they were relatively small in terms of number of seats. Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry are teh states that went to polls with Bengal Bengal has 294-member assembly, while others have lesser number of seats. The commission has set up 633 halls in Kerala, 331 in Assam, 256 in Tamil Nadu and 31 in Puducherry.
West Bengal Election Results LIVE: For counting in five states, the commission has set up 2,364 counting halls as compared to 1,002 halls in 2016. This has been done keeping in mind raging Covid-19 cases in the country. The court earlier asked the commission to draw up a detailed plan for counting day. PTI reported that at least 15 rounds of sanitisation will be carried out at each centre.
For counting in five states, the commission has set up 2,364 counting halls as compared to 1,002 halls in 2016. This has been done keeping in mind raging Covid-19 cases in the country. The court earlier asked the commission to draw up a detailed plan for counting day. PTI reported that at least 15 rounds of sanitisation will be carried out at each centre.
West Bengal had gone to polls in eight phases from March 27 to March 29. Bengal has 294-member assembly, and a party needs 148 seats to cross the majority mark required to form the government. The BJP and TMC are in direct contest in most of the seats in the state, while in some areas the Congress-Left is also in fight, making it a three-way contest. Counting of votes will take place today to decide who will rule this eastern state for another five years.