West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016 Results
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The Mamata Banerjee -led ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) is all set to another term in West Bengal as a combined Left and Congress remained ineffective against Didi's charisma.
Contesting the poll on its own, Mamata Banerjee-led TMC bagged 211 of the 294 seats at stake while Congress-Left combine got 76 seats.
West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday crushed the Opposition and Tamil Nadu's AIADMK proved exit polls wrong by retaining power in Assembly elections. On the other hand, the BJP stormed to power in Assam while the Left made a comeback in Kerala amid a washout in West Bengal.
Assembly Elections 2016: Mamata decimates Left in West Bengal, BJP routs Congress in Assam, Jayalalithaa creates history in Tamil Nadu, Left reclaims Kerala
The BJP on Thursday made history in Assam, decimating Congress which was dethroned in Kerala too even as Jayalalithaa and Mamata Banerjee romped home for a second consecutive term in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
Assembly Elections 2016: Trinamool Congress storms back to power in West Bengal, bags 211 out of 294 seats
Trinamool Congress on Thursday stormed back to power in West Bengal getting more than two-thirds majority.
Contesting the poll on its own in West Bengal, TMC bagged 211 of the 294 seats at stake.
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PM Modi said on Thursday - "I thank the people of this country for reposing faith in the BJP."
Undeterred by an acrimonious campaign by her opponents - Left, Congress and the BJP - that saw her party confronting allegations of corruption, Mamata Banerjee has once again proved that she still rules the roost as Trinamool Congress stormed back to power in West Bengal.
Taken aback by the drubbing the Left Front-Congress alliance received in the West Bengal assembly polls, two opposition leaders, who played a key role in forging the unlikely pact, on Thursday blamed the "adverse political atmosphere" and the "selective transfer of BJP votes in specific constituencies" for the electoral debacle.
Hitting out at Congress, Shah said, “Assembly Election Results show that people who trying to disrupt Parliament and politicise issues have been shown doors by voters.”
The victory is big but it has not been an easy run for the 61-year-old leader of the masses.