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TMC wins in West Bengal

Post verdict, Didi summed it all aptly. “If a party loses its ideology, it loses everything. CPI(M)-Congress have lost everything,” said the Trinamool Congress (TMC) boss. But was that so? After all even Mamata Banerjee is known to switch affiliations – from centrist Congress to right wing National Democratic Alliance and so on! In 2011, she was the first to exploit the Congress’s support to oust the Left from power in West Bengal.  This time […]

West Bengal Opinion Poll 2016

West Bengal (WB) Election 2016 Exit Poll Pollsters TMC Left+ INC BJP Others 125 155 6 8 CVoter 167 120 4 3 India Today-Axis 243 44 4 3 Chanakya 210 70 14 ABP 163 126 1 4 NDTV 184 103 5 2 News Nation 153 181 The West Bengal Assembly elections were held in six phases in 294 constituencies of the state. Almost all opinion polls say that Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress is coming […]

West Bengal polls: Over 84% voting in final phase

The concluding phase of polling on the 32nd day of the poll process in West Bengal was historic as about 90% of the ‘eligible’ 9400 residents of the 51 Enclaves of Bangladesh (merged with India following enclave exchange between the two countries on 31 July 2015), voted for the first time as Indian citizens in the final leg on 5 May. The Election Commission of India had enrolled them by “special efforts” in little over […]

West Bengal Phase-5 Poll Summary

In all, 81.66% of 1,23,97,832 voters turned out for elections for 53 seats in Hooghly, Kolkata(South) and South 24 Pargana districts on the penultimate phase of West Bengal elections on 30 April. Fate of those among 349 candidates, including 43 women, was sealed in the ballot box included that of biggies such as incumbent chief minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, who is seeking re-election from Bhabanipur and is pitted against the Congress’s former […]

Summary of fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections.

The just concluded fourth round of polling in West Bengal on 25 April is crucial to the fortunes of the ruling Trinamool Congress. The results of the elections in the TMC’s citadel – Howrah and North 24 Parganas districts – will determine the extent of damage of the flyover collapse in Kolkata on 31 March in which scores of people had died. Ever since then, the issue of ‘Syndicate Raj’ and builder-mafia-government nexus have been […]

West Bengal Polls Third Phase Summary.

The crucial third phase of West Bengal Assembly elections 2016 was concluded on 21 April after deploying over one lakh security personnel. As many as 62 constituencies spanning the four districts of Burdwan, Kolkata North, Murshidabad and Nadia went to polls in this phase. About 1.37 crore voters cast their votes across 16,461 polling stations to decide the fate of 418 candidates, including 33 women candidates. Polling Percentage According to some reports, the voter turnout […]

Summary of West Bengal Phase-2 Assembly Elections 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has effectively performed this practice more often than not in successive elections: exploit outdated elections laws to ensure he is able to campaign for the BJP on a polling day! He did it again, in West Bengal this time, at a time when the second phase of polling was going on in seven West Bengal districts of Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar, Darjeeling, Malda, Birbhum, Uttar Dinajpur and Dakshin Dinajpur on 17 April. Modi […]

Voter Turnout in Assam and West Bengal Polls 2016

An FIR was filed against Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi (Congress) under Section 126 of the Representation of People’s Act at the direction of the Election Commission for violating the model code of conduct by holding a press conference in Guwahati during the second phase of polling in the state. The allegations made by Gogoi during the press conference were found unfounded by the Commission which viewed the press conference as an exercise to influence […]

West Bengal First Phase Poll Summary

About 80 per cent of the 40,09,000 votes were polled till 5 pm in the 18 of the 294 Assembly constituencies in the three districts of Purulia, West Midnapore and Bankura in the first phase of the six-phase elections in West Bengal on 4 April. However, polling was less than what was registered in 2011 assembly elections as well as in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in these constituencies. In the 2011 assembly polls, the […]

Who Will be the next CM of west bengal

As her rivals fail in trading options, it is the irrepressible Mamata Banerjee versus all in West Bengal these elections. As of now, she rides high on favourable opinion poll predictions about her return as the chief minister irrespective of the various scams and serious corruption charges that her government and party as well —the Trinamool Congress  — are embroiled with. Not to be perturbed with the recent sting operation showing her party’s members of […]


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