Out of 42 seats in West Bengal, ruling party TMC is expected to get 25 to 28 seats this year, according to exit poll predictions
Though Mamata Banerjee may come back to power in the state, BJP to make massive gain this time
As India waits to know its fate about who will form the next government, the country saw its last phase of the vote on Sunday. In this Lok Sabha election, West Bengal had a total of 42 seats.
As per the exit poll reports, the ruling party is expected to get around 24 to 28 seats this year. The reports also show that though Mamata Banerjee will win the election in the state but it is likely that the party may loose number of seats in the Lok Sabha. The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is expected to make a massive gain in the state and may get at least 14 seats from the state.
Mamata's state is one of few states which conducted elections in seven phases. Elections started on April 11 in Bengal and the last phase voted on Sunday.
Election Commission asked not to release exit polls report before 6:30 pm on Sunday. Once the embargo ends, News18-IPSOS, India Today-Axis, Times Now-VMR, NewsX-Neta, Republic Bharat-Jan Ki Baat, ABP-CSDS and Today's Chanakya will release their exit poll predictions.
Have ‘Delhi media’ who masquerade as ‘national media’ lost their credentials and credibility? So-called Exit Polls will only confuse. We await the verdict of the people. Modi ji had called the number 300+ even before Phase 7. Are these numbers to match that? EVM manipulation?
19 May 2019, 07:48:49 PM IST
ABP News Prediction
19 May 2019, 07:46:40 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee tweets on exit polls
"I don’t trust Exit Poll gossip. The game plan is to manipulate or replace thousands of EVMs through this gossip. I appeal to all Opposition parties to be united, strong and bold. We will fight this battle together."
19 May 2019, 07:40:42 PM IST
Predictions by C-Voter
19 May 2019, 07:36:15 PM IST
Nielson's Prediction for Bengal
19 May 2019, 07:33:04 PM IST
ABP Ananda Predicts
19 May 2019, 07:24:17 PM IST
India News Prediction
19 May 2019, 07:18:18 PM IST
WB Exit Poll Results: Times Now prediction
19 May 2019, 07:16:15 PM IST
Republic TV- Jan Ki Baat: Bengal Predictions
19 May 2019, 07:12:35 PM IST
19 May 2019, 07:04:50 PM IST
TMC to get 25 to 28 seats out 42
19 May 2019, 06:50:49 PM IST
West Bengal Exit Poll Results: Times Now prediction
TMC - 28 seats
BJP to improve its standing with 9 seats
19 May 2019, 06:48:16 PM IST
Times Now Exit Poll
19 May 2019, 07:16:15 PM IST
Republic TV- Jan Ki Baat exit polls
19 May 2019, 06:09:28 PM IST
West Bengal Phase 7 election
West Bengal recorded 73.05% of vote at the end of the Phase 7 elections on Sunday
19 May 2019, 06:07:21 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee casts her vote
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC party head Mamata Banerjee cast her vote today and said, "Since morning the torture that BJP workers and CRPF have done during polling in our state, I have never seen it before."
19 May 2019, 06:03:20 PM IST
BJP fears 'massacre' in Bengal, demands deployment of MCC
The BJP has expressed apprehensions that there could be a "massacre" in West Bengal after polling for the last phase ends on Sunday evening and demanded deployment of Central Forces till the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) comes to an end.
"We fear whether there would be a 'narsanhaar' (massacre) by the TMC after polling ends (Hamein dar hai ki polling khatm hote hi TMC ka udhar narsanhaar shuru hoga)," Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said at BJP headquarters.
She demanded that Central Armed Forces should stay in West Bengal till the MCC comes to end, and urged the Paramilitary Forces to remain alert till polling ends in its nine constituencies.
19 May 2019, 05:51:25 PM IST
TMC alleges central forces 'intimidating' voters
The Trinamool Congress on Sunday alleged that the central forces were "brutally torturing" and "intimidating" voters in West Bengal and acting as per orders of BJP leaders.
"Today, in Bengal, central forces are brutally torturing and intimidating common citizens, especially the marginalised. Even physically handicapped persons are being tortured. Central forces are also threatening voters 'kamal dabao nahin toh thok dega' (vote for BJP or will shoot you)," said Trinamool Congress lawmaker Derek O' Brien.
Election Commission said polling has concluded in 542 parliamentary constituencies across states and union territories.
19 May 2019, 05:41:25 PM IST
CPI(M) leader Yechury speaks to CEC
Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of CPI(M) on Sunday said he had spoken to the chief election commissioner about the violence in West Bengal in the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls.
"Spoke to CEC Shri Sunil Arora ji, apprised him of the large scale attempts at rigging and violence in Dum Dum, Diamond Harbour, Kolkata Uttar, Jadavpur. He has assured us. We hope at this final stage of the poll, they can ensure that people are allowed to vote, freely and fairly," the Left leader said in a tweet.
While Congress and Left parties are likely to become smaller political force in the state, at least BJP under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has managed to become the main challenger to Trinamool Congress under Banerjee.
BJP has targeted 23 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
“Three years ago, BJP leaders had met and decided that the party should win at least 23 Lok Sabha seats in the general elections. We are hopeful that West Bengal will be the growth area for BJP in the Lok Sabha polls," said a senior BJP leader based in Lucknow. (Reported by Gyan Varma and Shaswati Das)
19 May 2019, 05:15:13 PM IST
Polling record on Sunday
West Bengal where Lok Sabha polls are being conducted across nine constituencies, recorded 63.58% polling till 3 pm on Sunday.
19 May 2019, 05:15:13 PM IST
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In 2014 Lok Sabha election, Mamata Banerjee's party Trinamool Congress won the majority with 37 seats. Indian National Congress (INC) won four seats followed by Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and CPI(M) with two each seats in their pocket. It was a clear win for Banerjee in 2014. This year it is yet to see will the ruling party get so many seats.
19 May 2019, 05:01:26 PM IST
Violence reported in the last phase election
This was one of the toughest elections in West Bengal as reports of several clashes came from many constituencies. There were also reports of Trinamool Congress (TMC), the primary party of the state, forcing people to cast vote on their favour in many places. In the last day of voting, Bengal witnessed crude bombs, lathicharge and claims of attacks on the BJP candidates. Rival groups threw crude bombs at Bengal's Bhatpara and were brought under control only when the police used batons.
19 May 2019, 04:34:47 PM IST
Seven phases election in Bengal
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s state voted in seven phases. The first phase of the election held on April 11 where Coochbehar and Alipurduars constituency went on the poll.
This was followed by elections in Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Raiganj, the second phase, on April 18.
The third phase included constituencies of Balurghat, Maldaha Uttar, Maldaha Dakshin, Jangipur and Murshidabad which voted on April 23.
Baharampur, Krishnanagar, Ranaghat, Bardhaman Purba, Bardhaman-Durgapur, Asansol, Bolpur, Birbhum was in the fourth phase which voted on April 29.
In the fifth phase which took place on May 6, places like Bangaon, Barrackpur, Howrah, Uluberia, Sreerampur, Hooghly, Arambag cast their vote.
The sixth phase included places like Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram, Medinipur, Purulia, Bankura, Bishnupur on May 12.
19 May 2019, 04:21:17 PM IST
Seventh phase voting continues in Bengal
Nine constituency in West Bengal including Kolkata (North and South), Jadavpur, Diamond Harbour, Mathurapur, Joynagar, Basirhat, Barasat and Dumdum continues with its election process today.