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West Bengal Assembly Election 2016

Mamata Banerjee elected TMC legislative party leader, to take oath as West Bengal CM on May 27

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.

May 20, 2016, 09:11 AM IST

Assembly Election Results 2016: As it happened

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.

May 20, 2016, 00:14 AM IST

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.

May 19, 2016, 23:59 PM IST

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.

May 19, 2016, 23:21 PM IST

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.

May 19, 2016, 23:05 PM IST

Assembly Elections 2016: Across India, people are placing their faith in BJP, says PM Modi (Watch video)

PM Modi said on Thursday - "I thank the people of this country for reposing faith in the BJP."

May 19, 2016, 22:48 PM IST

It's 'Mamata wave' in West Bengal as voters reject Congress-Left alliance

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

May 19, 2016, 20:59 PM IST

Assembly Elections 2016: What caused Congress-Left poll drubbing 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.

May 19, 2016, 17:17 PM IST

Assembly poll results 2016 stamp on performance of Modi govt, says Amit Shah

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.”

May 19, 2016, 15:49 PM IST

There's no stopping Mamata didi in West Bengal – Here's Why!

The victory is big but it has not been an easy run for the 61-year-old leader of the masses.

May 19, 2016, 14:53 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi would fulfil Mahatma Gandhi's dream of 'Congress-mukt Bharat': Nitin Gadkari

The BJP was on the road to victory in Assam for the first time.

May 19, 2016, 14:29 PM IST

West Bengal Assembly polls 2016: Like 'Arjuna' our aim was fixed and we have achieved it, says Mamata

Mamata Banerjee thanked the voters and attacked the opposition for spreading lies about the ruling TMC.

May 19, 2016, 12:21 PM IST

Congress loses Assam, Kerala; Rahul Gandhi accepts verdict of people with humility

With Congress displaying a dismal performance in Assembly Election in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam, party vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accepted defeat with humility.

May 19, 2016, 12:16 PM IST

Assembly election results: PM Narendra Modi buoyed by BJP's performance in Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam

In the history of Indian politics, BJP for the first time opened its account in Kerala Assembly Election 2016.

May 19, 2016, 11:52 AM IST

West Bengal Assembly polls 2016: Mamata Banerjee remains the 'Queen of Bengal'

Mamata Banerjee, the stormy petrel of West Bengal politics, once again proved a master strategist decimating the new Left-Congress combination and the BJP all of whom sought to checkmate her return to power.

May 19, 2016, 11:52 AM IST

Trinamool, AIADMK to retain power; PM Narendra Modi congratulates Mamata Banerjee, J Jayalalithaa

West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK were set to retain power.

May 19, 2016, 11:25 AM IST

BJP set for debut despite Trinamool 'tsunami' in West Bengal

The BJP candidates are leading in 10 seats and the party is confident of winning some seats this time in West Bengal.

May 19, 2016, 11:03 AM IST

Bengal polls 2016: TMC supporters chant 'Thanda thanda cool, cool; ghore ghore Trinamool' outside Mamata's residence

Slogan like 'Thanda thanda cool, cool; ghore ghore Trinamool' was heard outside Banerjee's residence as hundreds of TMC supporters thronged the Chief Minister's residence at Harish Chatterjee Street in Kalighat.

May 19, 2016, 11:01 AM IST

Celebrations outside Mamata Banerjee's house as TMC leads

With Mamata Banerjee constructing another sweep with her Trinamool Congress surging ahead in 200 of the state's 294 seats, enthusiastic party supporters gathered outside her Kalighat residence on Thursday morning to celebrate her premature win.

May 19, 2016, 10:55 AM IST

West Bengal vote count to decide fate of 1,961 candidates

Counting of votes for 294 seats in the West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016 would be taken up at 8 am on Thursday in 90 venues. Counting of votes would decide the fate of 1,961 candidates.

May 19, 2016, 07:31 AM IST