West Bengal Assembly Election Results 2016: As it happened

Contesting the poll on its own in West Bengal, TMC bagged 211 of the 294 seats at stake.

By Ritesh K Srivastava | Last Updated: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 23:30
Pic Courtesy: ANI

Kolkata: Led by mercurial Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress on Thursday stormed back to power in West Bengal getting more than two-thirds majority decimating the opposition Left-Congress alliance while BJP captured three seats.

Contesting the poll on its own, TMC bagged 211 of the 294 seats at stake while Congress-Left combine got 76 seats. TMC had secured 184 seats in 2011 Assembly election when it had fought in alliance with Congress.

The Congress-Left combine did not make much headway despite prediction by political pundits. Congress, however, did better than its Left partners securing 44 seats. Left partners CPI-M bagged 26 seats, RSP-3, CPI-1 and Forward Bloc-2.

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19 May 2016, 23:05 PM

Final tally (294 seats):

Bharatiya Janata Party - 3. Communist Party of India - 1. Communist Party of India (Marxist) - 26. Indian National Congress - 44. All India Forward Bloc - 2. All India Trinamool Congress - 211. Revolutionary Socialist Party - 3. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha - 3. Independent - 1. 

19 May 2016, 19:40 PM

Latest trends in West Bengal as per Election Commission at 7.42 pm:

19 May 2016, 18:57 PM

Latest trends in West Bengal as per Election Commission at 7 pm:

19 May 2016, 18:02 PM

Former West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, jailed in the Saradha chit fund scam, defeated by CPI-M`s Manash Mukherjee by over 4,000 votes in Kamarahati constituency in North 24 Parganas.

19 May 2016, 17:57 PM

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh beats sitting Congress MLA Gyan Singh Sohanpal from Kharagpur Sadar seat in West Midnapore district by 6,309 votes.

Aged 91, Sohanpal is the seniormost member of the outgoing Assembly.

19 May 2016, 17:56 PM

"We humbly accept the verdict. We extend our best wishes for good governance and pro-development policies to the winners -- the Left Front in Kerala, AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, BJP in Assam," said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

19 May 2016, 17:54 PM

"I think this understanding between the Left and the Congress did not work. We could together get only 35-36 per cent of votes. Somehow, I think the votes might not have got transferred," said CPI General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy.

19 May 2016, 17:47 PM

Latest trends in West Bengal as per Election Commission: 

19 May 2016, 17:32 PM

TMC's Bhaichung Bhutia trails in Siliguri, Congress leading in Murshidabad

19 May 2016, 17:32 PM

Mamata's Trinamool way ahead of its rivals, leading in 83 seats

19 May 2016, 17:31 PM

Mamata Banerjee leads in Bhabanipur, BJP's Chandra Bose trailing

19 May 2016, 17:31 PM

TMC marching ahead, Mamata leading in Bhabanipur by 1499 votes

19 May 2016, 17:31 PM

Mamata set for a landslide win, Congress to get more seats than Left

19 May 2016, 17:31 PM

BJP's Chandra Bose closes gap in Bhawanipore against Mamata

19 May 2016, 17:30 PM

Celebrations erupt outside Mamata's residence as TMC leads in 211 seats

19 May 2016, 17:30 PM

Trinamool supporters rejoice as trends signal big win for Mamata Banerjee

19 May 2016, 17:30 PM

PM Modi congratulates Mamata as TMC looks set for big win

19 May 2016, 17:30 PM

Mamata's TMC set to get two-third majority, BJP's 'Netaji' card fails

19 May 2016, 17:30 PM

It's a phenomenal victory, slender campaign against TMC failed: Mamata

19 May 2016, 17:29 PM

It's a phenomenal victory, says Mamata; to take oath on May 27

19 May 2016, 17:29 PM

Mamata to take oath on May 27, says ready for a 'role' at Centre

19 May 2016, 17:01 PM

In Jorasanko constituency of north Kolkata, where the Vivekananda flyover collapse killed 26 people on March 31, Trinamool's Smita Bakshi won by a margin of 6,290 votes defeating senior BJP leader Rahul Sinha. Trinamool minister Javed Ahmed Khan won from Kasba by 11,884 votes against CPI-M's Shatarup Ghosh.

19 May 2016, 17:00 PM

In the hills of Kalimpong, GJM leader Sarita Rai won by 11,431 votes against sitting MLA Harka Bahadur Chettri, who had resigned from GJM and was fighting as an Independent, supported by Trinamool.

19 May 2016, 16:58 PM

Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind leader Siddiqullah Chowdhury, who was contesting for Mangalkot seat on a Trinamool ticket, also won by 11,874 votes, TMC MP Suvendu Adhikari won by a heavy margin of 81,230 votes against his nearest Left Front rival Abdul Kabir Seikh.

19 May 2016, 16:57 PM

West Bengal Finance and Industry Minister Amit Mitra retained his Khardaha seat by defeating CPI(M)'s Asim Kumar Dasgupta by 21,200 vote, former Bengal cricket captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla won the Howrah North seat on a Trinamool ticket by defeating his nearest rival Santosh Kumar Pathak of Congress by 26,959 votes.

19 May 2016, 16:56 PM

State Tribal Affairs Minister and Trinamool candidate Sukumar Hansda retained his Jhargram seat in the Left-Wing Extremism affected area by a heavy margin of 55,228 votes. His nearest rival in the tribal belt was famous Santhali actress Birbaha Hansda who got 44,005 votes in her favour as Jharkhand Party (Naren faction) candidate.

19 May 2016, 16:55 PM

Former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya's daughter Baishali won Bally constituency in Howrah district on Trinamool ticket. She defeated her nearest rival Saumendranath Bera of the CPI-M by 15,403 votes. Trinamool leader and state Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee won comfortably by 36,532 votes from Baruipur Paschim seat.

19 May 2016, 16:54 PM

Footballer Dipendu Biswas, who was fielded by the TMC from South Basirhat seat, defeated BJP's only sitting MLA Samik Bhattacharya by over 24,000 votes. Trinamool leader Abdur Razzak Mollah, who had allegedly used derogatory language against actress-turned-BJP leader Roopa Ganguly during electioneering, won Bhangar seat in South 24 Parganas district.

19 May 2016, 14:43 PM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal congratulates Mamata Banerjee over TMC's impressive victory in polls.


19 May 2016, 14:40 PM

In West Bengal, we expected to do better: Jairam Ramesh, Congress.

19 May 2016, 14:38 PM

TMC's impressive victory has boosted Mamata Banerjee's prospects as possible Third Front PM candidate, say analysts.

19 May 2016, 13:07 PM

1.00 pm: Here is the party-wise tally at this point of time: - TMC is leading in 217 and has won 8 seats, CPM+ in 28, Congress on 4 seats, BJP in 5, Others in 3.

19 May 2016, 12:38 PM

If a party loses its ideology, it loses everything. CPI(M)-Congress have lost everything: Mamata Banerjee.

19 May 2016, 12:34 PM

Tomorrow we have called a meeting of all the newly-elected MLAs at 12:30 PM: CM Mamata Banerjee.

19 May 2016, 12:24 PM

I am an ordinary person, willing to offer my services to the country: Mamata.

19 May 2016, 12:20 PM

There is no corruption in West Bengal. It is a 'corruption-less' state: Mamata.

19 May 2016, 12:19 PM

Lets see what happens: Mamata on whether she would be a part of a non-BJP and non-Congress alliance in future.

19 May 2016, 12:18 PM

We will take oath on May 27. A session of Assembly will be called before May 29: Mamata.

19 May 2016, 12:17 PM

Thankfully, the national media is not biased: TMC chief.

19 May 2016, 12:14 PM

I want to thank EC as despite several problems, elections were conducted peacefully: Mamata Banerjee.

19 May 2016, 12:13 PM

We fought alone this time. Last elections, Trinamool had won 184 seats in alliance. This time, Opposition was united against us: CM.

19 May 2016, 12:12 PM

A smear campaign was launched against us for last 2 years but we're thankful to people for rejecting such campaigns and giving us victory: WB CM.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee addressing a press conference.

19 May 2016, 12:10 PM

Attempts to mislead and create an atmosphere of fear among people were made but they voted peacefully, fearlessly: WB CM

19 May 2016, 12:04 PM

Will work to take Bengal on path of progress: Mamata.

Its a phenomenal victory. Want to thank the people of Bengal for giving us a huge victory: Mamata.

19 May 2016, 12:02 PM

Slender campaign by our rivals has failed again: Mamata.

People have backed us for work again, says Mamata.

19 May 2016, 12:00 PM

Mamata Banerjee addressing a press conference.


19 May 2016, 11:50 AM

A visibly happy Mamata Banerjee clicked with relatives outside her residence after results indicated massive win for TMC.

A visibly happy Mamata Banerjee clicked with relatives outside her residence.

19 May 2016, 11:40 AM

West Bengal Minister for Women and Child Development Sashi Panja wins Shyampur seat from Kolkata.

19 May 2016, 11:38 AM

TMC candidate and former cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla is ahead in Howrah Uttar seat by a margin of 1,266 votes.

19 May 2016, 11:37 AM

Former state BJP president and national secretary Rahul Sinha is leading from Jorasakho constituency by 1,839 votes, where the collapse of a flyover on March 31 had killed several people.