West Bengal Exit Polls: Times Now predicts big gains for BJP with 11 seats
The Trinamol Congress in 2014, won 34 seats, whereas other 8 seats were shared among the Congress, BJP and the left.
As per projections, TMC could win 28 of the 42 seats, that’s down to 6 seats from what it won in 2014. The vote share of the TMC, however, remains almost intact at 39%. The CPI(M) led Left Front may get a single seat.
The party is likely to win 11 seats according to Times Now exit poll that’s 9 more seats than what it won in 2014. The vote share of the BJP in West Benal is seens as growing to 32% from 17% in the last Lok Sabha elections.
West Bengal - Total Seats (42) (Times Now Prediction)
|Parties||2019 Exit Polls||2014 Tally|
|CPI(M)-led Left Front||1||2|
In 2014, the Trinamol Congress won 34 seats, whereas other 8 seats were shared among the Congress, BJP and the left.
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