Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress has crossed the halfway mark in West Bengal, where the BJP seems to have made substantial gains since the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Trinamool Congress is leading in over 200 seats while the BJP is ahead in over 70 seats.
However, Banerjee is trailing in Nandigram where Banerjee is contesting against the BJP’s Suvendhu Adhikari, who exited Trinamool Congress last year in December.
The supporters of various parties across the 4 states gathered at their party offices and celebrate as their party leads. Right after the party cadre have gathered to celebrate their party victory, the Election Commission ordered the chief secretaries of four states and one Union Territory to take strict action against victory processions and gathering. The party leader’s advice to the cadres is that let them celebrate from their homes as Election Commission is taking serious note of any violation.
West Bengal went to the polls in 8 phases which began on March 27 and ended a month later on April 29, has 294 Assembly seats, Tamil Nadu 234, Kerala 140, Assam 126 and Puducherry 30. As Bengal’s elections went through its phases, the Covid-19 spread also widened in the country. In Bengal, the high voltage campaign saw political leaders across party lines speaking to crowds without wearing masks or speaking about the need to even wear the mask as a prophylactic measure.
Congratulating to the people of West Bengal for their landslide victory against the BJP, Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal tweeted and said what a victory. In his tweet, he further congratulates Mamata Banerjee for what appears to be the Trinamool’s massive victory in West Bengal. Banerjee, however, is trailing in her constituency of Nandigram.
The NCP chief Sharad Pawar also congratulated Mamata Banerjee on her stupendous victory over the BJP and tweeted let us continue our work towards the welfare of people and tackling the Pandemic collectively. In a series of tweets, he also congratulated Trinamool MP Derek O’Brien, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan and DMK chief MK Stalin.
On the victory of Trinamool Congrss in West Bengal, the Trionamool Congress political strategist Prashant Kishor appeared on the NDTV and told that the party went through hell as the Election Commission allowed the BJP to do whatever they wanted to do. He also alleged that the Commission acted as an extension of the BJP and have been blatantly partial.
He said that the TMC has been quite confident all along. All the BJP was doing throughout was run this massive propaganda that BJP is about to win.