It's a grand welcome for Narendra Modi when he arrives at the BJP HQ after leading his party to a historic win. it was drizzling when he arrived at the party HQ. Party president Amit Shah greeted him with a bouquet of flowers. Workers showered petals as he made his way among them, and he raised both his hands in a victory salute.
Congress candidate Adhir Choudhury leading by 79000 votes in Baharampur
PM Modi raises both his hands in a victory salute as BJP karyakartas chant 'Modi, Modi'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches BJP headquarters in New Delhi, to address party workers soon
BJP leading in Jhargram by 6695 votes
Congress' Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is leading over TMC's Apurba Sarkar (David) by 78545 votes, from Baharampur (West Bengal). (ANI)
Former rail minister Dinesh Trivedi lost in Barrackpore
Amidst loud 'Jai Shree Ram' cheers, BJP's West Bengal headquarters located in a narrow central Kolkata lane on Thursday buzzed in a celebratory mood as its workers were euphoric over the party's brilliant performance in the state. As the vote count progressed and gained momentum, the party's impressive show brought out its members on the streets outside their 6, Muralidhar Sen Lane office. Donning saffron attires or flaunting other party paraphernalia, they were seen smearing 'abeer' (the dry colour used in Holi celebration) and distributing sweets to the passers-by. At around noon they halted the buses and autos to share their unfathomable joy. Youth activist Sonu Shah greeted everyone wearing a Modi cut-out mask while others echoed 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'. (IANS)
Rahul Gandhi's decisions led to divisions within the Opposition: CPI
Decisions taken by Rahul Gandhi led to divisions within the opposition, CPI national secretary Atul Kumar Anjaan said Thursday and asserted that the policies of the Congress scion opened the doors for Narendra Modi's victory. Riding on a massive Modi wave sweeping through most parts of India, the BJP was set to return to power Thursday as it led in 292 seats while the Congress trailed far behind with 50, according to trends released by the Election Commission for all 542 seats that went to polls. "The BJP fought these elections on the basis of social and religious divisive policies and the agenda was set by them on this basis. "But more significant is the fact that the unity of the opposition has been damaged by the Congress. The policies and decisions of Rahul Gandhi has weakened opposition unity, led to divisions and opened the doors for Modi's victory," the Communist Party of India national secretary said. (PTI)
BJP candidate Pawan Singh won the Bhatpara assembly bypoll by a margin of 35,760 votes
Trinamool defends bastion in and around Kolkata
TMC candidates on track for victory in Kolkata (N), Kolkata (S), Dum Dum, Jadavpur, Howrah, Sreerampur.
BJP, allies hail Modi 'tsunami'; all losers are not losers, says Mamata
NEW DELHI: With the BJP heading for a historic win in the Lok Sabha polls, senior ministers and alliance partners credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah for the victory described by many as a "tsunami".
While there was euphoria in the BJP-led NDA camp, both the Congress and the Left parties were muted in their reactions after the trends clearly showed that they were heading towards another poll debacle after 2014.
However, TMC and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's reaction to the poll outcome was pragmatic."Congratulations to the winners. But all losers are not losers. We have to do a complete review and then we will share our views with you all. Let the counting process be completed fully and the VVPATs matched," she tweeted.
Riding on a massive Modi wave sweeping through most parts of India, the BJP was set to return to power Thursday as it led in 298 seats while the Congress trailed far behind with 52, according to trends released by the Election Commission for all 542 seats that went to polls. (PTI)
BJP comfortably placed in Bishnupur, Coochbehar, Darjeeling
Jyotirmoy Mahato of BJP looks on course for victory in Purulia, leads by over 77,000 vote.
All India Trends (542/542)
BJP leads from Mamata's anti-land acquisition launch pad
BJP candidate Locket Chatterjee is leading from Hooghly constituency, where TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee launched her anti-land acquisition agitation in Singur, which catapulted her into the national spotlight. Chatterjee was leading by over 64,000 votes over Trinamool Congress candidate Ratna De, according to the latest Election Commission trends. In 2014, De had won the seat by 1,89,084 votes. (PTI)
TMC's Saugata Roy is leading by 23468 votes in Dum Dum
'All losers are not losers', Mamata tweets after huge NDA win
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Mimi Chakraborty leads by 1.2 lakh votes in Jadavpur
Bengal's veteran politician Subrata Mukherjee - a former Union Minister, former Kolkata mayor & a part of Mamata's cabinet - trailing by over 25k votes in Bankura. BJP leads in this former red and then green bastion.
TMC leading in 24 seats, BJP in 17 and Congress in one seat
West Bengal Trends: (42/42)
All India Trends (542/542)
Bengal analysis: The fight in Bengal seems to be a bipolar one
As trends are coming from all 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, the electoral fight in Bengal seems to be a bipolar one as predicted by ET, pushing Congress and CPM as mere fringe players. As of now , TMC is leading in 24 seats and BJP is leading in 17 seats restricting Congress to 1 seat . This is tbe first ever election in Bengal that is left with no Left. The rout for CPM looks complete in this election as the vote share for the party has come down to mere 6% from around 29% in 2014 . Even though West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s prediction about BJP ‘s numbers went haywire , her political mind perhaps identified the BJP- CPM understanding in terms of vote transfer correctly . While BJP leader Mukul Roy expected around 12 to 15 % of vote transfer from CPM, it appears that more than 20% votes from the Left went to BJP leading to this landslide numbers for BJP in Bengal . There regions gave maximum dividend to BJP — north Bengal, western part of the state, that is the tribal belt and the border constituencies . With BJP leading in Indo-Bangladesh border constituencies—- Ranaghat, Krishnanagar, Bongaon — it seems citizenship amendment bill and NRC campaigns by PM Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah have been a hit .
Shantanu Thakur (BJP) leads in Bangaon by over 25,000 votes
All India Trends (542/543)
Abhishek Banerjee (TMC) leads by 32,548 votes from Diamond Harbour after Round 7