Lok Sabha Election 2024: “Khela Hobe” to “Khela Hoye Geche”, TMC Defies BJP’s Expectations

The TMC is currently leading with 29 seats.
Lok Sabha Election 2024: “Khela Hobe” to “Khela Hoye Geche”, TMC Defies BJP’s Expectations

New Delhi: After a fierce campaign that lasted for months, the results of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal was announced on June 4. The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) is hopeful of maintaining its dominance, currently leading with 29 seats, according to the Election Commission.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trailing behind with 11 seats, while the Congress is leading in one constituency out of the total 42 seats in the state.

In a notable development, Azad Kirthi Jha from Durgapur-Bardhaman constituency and actor Shatrughan Sinha from Asansol constituency have already been declared as winners.

TMC’s national general secretary and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, Abhishek Banerjee, has won Diamond Harbour with a significant margin of over 7,10,930 votes.

Former cricketer Yusuf Pathan, who was trailing earlier, finally registered victory — defeating Congress’s Adhir Chowdhury.

Similarly, TMC’s Mahua Moitra, initially behind in Krishnanagar, won against BJP’s Amrita Roy.

In the ongoing vote counting in Cooch Behar, after 10 hours, Jagadish Chandra of the TMC is leading with 788,375 votes. His rival, Nisith Pramanik of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is trailing by 53,484 votes, having received 734,891 votes so far.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed her satisfaction that the BJP did not achieve majority on its own. She also stated Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lost his credibility and should resign immediately.

The exit polls for the 2024 Lok Sabha election predict substantial gains for the BJP. According to two exit polls, Matrize and Jan Ki Baat, the BJP is expected to secure 21-25 and 21-26 seats, respectively.

Complete schedule for the 2024 West Bengal Lok Sabha Election:

West Bengal was one of the three states which went to polls in every phase of the 2024 election.

The first phase, scheduled for April 19, covered the constituencies of Coochbehar, Alipurduar, and Jalpaiguri.

The second phase, set for April 26, included Darjeeling, Raigunj, and Balurghat.

On May 4, the third phase took place, involving Malda North, Malda South, Murshidabad, and Jangipur.

The fourth phase, occurring on May 13, covered Baharampur, Krishnanagar, Ranaghat, Bardhaman Purba, Bardhaman – Durgapur, Asansol, Bolpur, and Birbhum.

The fifth phase was scheduled for May 20 and included the constituencies of Bongaon, Barrackpur, Howrah, Uluberia, Sreerampur, Hooghly, and Arambag.

On May 25, the sixth phase took place, covering Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram, Medinipur, Purulia, Bankura, and Bishnupur.

Finally, the seventh phase, set for 1st June, encompassed Dum Dum, Barasat, Basirhat, Jaynagar, Mathurapur, Diamond Harbour, Jadavpur, Kolkata Dakshin, and Kolkata Uttar.

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