Election Results Highlights: Trinamool Sweeps Bengal, "Accept Nandigram Result," Says Mamata Banerjee

Election Results 2021 Live: The Election Commission has banned all victory processions due to the Covid surge.

Election Results Highlights: Trinamool Sweeps Bengal, 'Accept Nandigram Result,' Says Mamata Banerjee

Assembly Election Results 2021: Mamata Banerjee is set to retain power with a spectacular 200-plus seats.

New Delhi:

Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress today won a landslide victory in Bengal. The Chief Minister, however, lost to BJP's Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram. "I accept the verdict in Nandigram - it is not a big deal. Don't worry," she said.

"'Khela hobe' did happen, and we did win. The BJP kept going on and on about double-engine sarkar, while I assured you all that I will score a double century. This is Bangla's win... this is Bengal's win... this is your win. This win has saved Bengal, it has saved the culture and tradition of Bengal," said Ms Banerjee who ran a bitter, no holds barred campaign against the BJP over two months as Covid cases surged in India.

In Tamil Nadu, the opposition DMK is way ahead with 69 per cent of the MLAs of the DMK-led alliance leading in their respective seats while the ruling Left-led LDF front  is likely to end a four-decade trend by retaining power in Kerala, early trends from the state show

In Assam, the BJP is ahead of its nearest rival Congress, which campaigned hard to reclaim its one-time bastion. "People have blessed us. We can say for sure that the BJP will form government in Assam. We are coming back to power with our partners AGP and UPPL," Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal told reporters.

AINRC Chief N Rangaswamy, meanwhile, is leading in Puducherry at the moment with his alliance leading in 10 seats

The poll results in the four states and the Union Territory are also likely to reflect how the handling of the COVID pandemic has played on the voters' mind.

Here are the Highlights 2021 Updates on Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry:

May 03, 2021 05:20 (IST)
May 03, 2021 04:14 (IST)
West Bengal Polls: Left-Congress Alliance Fails To Win Single Seat
The Left Front, which had ruled West Bengal for 34 years, has failed to open its account in this election.

The Left Front comprising the Communist Party of India (Marxist), All India Forward Bloc, the Revolutionary Socialist Party and the Communist Party of India had a legacy in West Bengal and was one of the longest-serving elected governments in the world.

The Left Front made a coalition named Sanyukta Morcha with the Congress and Abbas Siddiqui's Indian Secular Front to try their luck in the 2021 West Bengal assembly polls.

Their rally at the Brigade Ground in Kolkata drew a large crowd earlier this year, but the united front could not win a single seat.

As per the latest counting trend, the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has already won 207 seats and is leading in six constituencies. On the other hand, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 74 seats and has a lead in three seats. When it comes to vote share, the Left Front has got around 5 per cent in this election.
May 03, 2021 02:10 (IST)
Swearing-In Ceremony Will Be Simple, Says DMK Chief MK Stalin
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, the swearing in ceremony of the new government led by his party would be simple, DMK president MK Stalin said in Chennai on Sunday.

Mr Stalin, who spoke to reporters after paying floral tributes in the mausoleum of his father and late party patriarch "Kalaignar" M Karunanidhi at the Marina beach said the date of the swearing-in ceremony would be made known soon.

The date and timing of the ceremeony, likely in Raj Bhavan would be simple and it shall be announced Monday night or on Tuesday, he told reporters.

The DMK's work would make people who voted for the combine led by it happy and also shall make others who did not favour it to ponder as to why "we did not vote for the DMK and its allies," he said.

Mr Stalin vowed to take immediate efforts to implement his party's electoral promises in a phased manner and also the DMK's 10-year vision document, news agency PTI reported.
May 03, 2021 01:19 (IST)
BJP Set To Return To Power In Assam With Fewer Seats
The ruling BJP-led alliance is set to make a comeback in Assam in the first Assembly election after the Citizenship (Amendment) Act was enacted with the declaration of results on Sunday, although winning less number of seats compared to the 2016 polls.

The alliance has won or is leading so far in 62 seats (48 wins and 24 leads) out of the 126 constituencies of the state and 64 seats are needed to get a simple majority.

As per the latest results on the Election Commission website, the BJP won 35 seats and is leading in 22 others. Its ally, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), won eight seats and is leading in one, while the third constituency of the alliance, the United People's Party Liberal (UPPL), bagged five seats and is leading in one.
May 03, 2021 00:18 (IST)
May 02, 2021 22:57 (IST)
BJP's Mukul Roy wins from Krishnanagar Uttar constituency with 95,391 votes

May 02, 2021 22:17 (IST)
Election Commission Rejects Trimanool's Recounting Request In Nandigram
Trinamool Congress's request for recounting in Nandigram has been rejected by the Election Commission. BJP's Suvendu Adhikari has defeated Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by a narrow margin from the constituency.
May 02, 2021 21:37 (IST)
Trinamool MP Mahua Moitra Slams PM Modi's Remarks

May 02, 2021 21:01 (IST)
Worried With Kerala Result: P Chidambaram, Congress

  • Assam we said that we will try to regain power, but we never said that we will win, partly because we knew we were facing a strong and formidable force in the BJP.
  • What worries me is Kerala - we should have won in Kerala as we do every alternate time, but we really need to introspect and see what went wrong for us.
  • For Bengal, I have a very different view of our issue in Bengal, and we read the situation completely wrong and that backfired badly for us. You see, it was primarily a fight between the TMC and the BJP - that too a very polarised one.
  • There was just no room for a third party in Bengal. Same was the case in Tamil Nadu - big contest between DMK and AIADMK. So, in Bengal we just got our approach wrong and that is something we need to work on.
May 02, 2021 20:51 (IST)
"Don't Want To Consider Muslim Migrants From Pakistan As Refugees": Himanta Biswa Sarma

May 02, 2021 20:48 (IST)
We Knew Assam Will Reject Appeasement, Polarization: Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP
  • We were quite confident of taking on any opposition, but when we saw Badruddin Ajmal join the Congress-led alliance, we became sure that this will now not work for them. We knew his joining the Congress alliance will only polarise the votes and the people of Assam were only looking for development and would reject appeasement and polarisation.
  • Home Minister Amit Shah has already clarified that the Chief Ministerial candidate will be picked by the BJP's parliamentary party board in a fair internal election;so that will be decided only in a day or two when they all arrive in Assam.
May 02, 2021 20:30 (IST)
Election Commissioner Has Been Disgraceful, Devious: Derek O'Brien
Trinamool MP Derek O'Brien has called the Nandigram election results "fishy". He also attacked the top officials of the Election Commission.
  • The Election Commissioner has been disgraceful and devious. We respect the institution of the Election Commission, but not the current people at the helm of affairs.
  • Something is fishy about Nandigram, don't you think? A party wins nearly three-fourths of all the seats in the state and the Chief Minister loses her seat - something very fishy went on in Nandigram. And we are on our way to the Election Commission as we speak to raise the issue.
  • We have utmost respect for the chair of the Prime Minister and the Home Minister of India, but I am sorry to say that they have come here to Bengal and acted as thugs and cheapshots, who have come here and made catcalls.
  • You have to call them out for what they've done. They've behaved like thugs. Played divisive politic... you have no idea what we all have been through and even now what we are going through in Nandigram.

May 02, 2021 20:01 (IST)
May 02, 2021 19:58 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Results 2021: Chief Secretary, Top Cop Meet MK Stalin At His Residence


Tamil Nadu DGP JK Tripathy and Chief Secretary Rajeev Ranjan met DMK Chief and CM designate MK Stalin at his residence.
May 02, 2021 19:52 (IST)
West Bengal Election trends at 7:47 pm
May 02, 2021 19:49 (IST)
Kerala Results 2021: "Metroman" E Sreedharan Loses In Palakkad

BJP candidate "Metroman" E Sreedharan loses to Congress' Shafi Parambil by a margin of 3,859 votes from Palakkad.
May 02, 2021 19:42 (IST)
May 02, 2021 19:39 (IST)
Bengal Election Results: Suvendu Adhikari Wins Nandigram By 1,736 Votes

BJP's Suvendu Adhikari has defeated Mamata Banerjee by 1,736 Votes in Nandigram. "I accept the verdict in Nandigram - it is not a big deal. Don't worry," Ms Banerjee had replied after the result was out.

May 02, 2021 19:35 (IST)
Bengal Election Results: "Congratulations To Mamata Didi": PM Modi Congratulates Trinamool Chief On Bengal Win
May 02, 2021 19:33 (IST)
Puducherry Election Results: How Key Candidates Are Faring In Their Constituencies
May 02, 2021 19:30 (IST)
May 02, 2021 19:21 (IST)
Kerala Election Results: LDF Leading In 97 Seats, Congress Ahead In 42 Seats

May 02, 2021 19:13 (IST)
Assam Results 2021: What BJP Leader Jitendra Singh Said On Next Chief Minister

On next chief minister, BJP leader Jitendra Singh said, "The choice of leader of legislative party is something which is decided by democratic means. Once results are notified and assembly is constituted, a due decision would be taken with cognizance of highest opulence of our party". (ANI) 
May 02, 2021 19:07 (IST)
May 02, 2021 19:05 (IST)
May 02, 2021 19:04 (IST)
Bengal Results 2021: "Will Visit Maa Kaali Temple," Says Mamata Banerjee

"I will now visit the Maa Kaali temple and offer my prayers. I had taken a pledge and the priest had also asked me to come the day I win... I have not yet taken a decision on lockdown and that will be taken after I assess the situation after the oath taking ceremony of the new government," Mamata Banerjee said.
May 02, 2021 19:02 (IST)
Kerala Election Results 2021: "No Swearing-In Tomorrow," Says Pinarayi Vijayan

"The news that the swearing-in ceremony will take place tomorrow is not true. The resignation will be submitted when I reach Thiruvananthapuram tomorrow. The rest will be decided after discussion with the party and the Front," said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, reported news agency ANI.
May 02, 2021 18:54 (IST)
Opinion: So, No, Mr Modi Does Not Know How To Sweep Elections
If the results of the Bengal election force the government to focus more on the pandemic and less on politicking, campaigning and legislator-purchasing then India will have gained. And lives will be saved."
May 02, 2021 18:53 (IST)
Assam Election Results 2021: BJP Will Form Government, Says Himanta Sarma

Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government and the CM will also be from BJP, to continue development in the State: Assam Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma
May 02, 2021 18:50 (IST)
Kerala Results 2021: MK Stalin Congratulates "Comrade" Pinarayi Vijayan On Historic Win

May 02, 2021 18:46 (IST)
May 02, 2021 18:42 (IST)
May 02, 2021 18:39 (IST)
Bengal Election Results: BJP Office Set On Fire In Bengal, Party Blames Trinamool

The BJP party office in Arambag was set on fire this evening as the Trinamool Congress inched towards a huge victory in the assembly elections, reopening allegations of violence by the ruling party. The BJP's leaders and workers tweeted the video, alleging that Trinamool has unleashed violence on their workers elsewhere as well. (Read full story here)
May 02, 2021 18:36 (IST)
Kerala Election Results: 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan Loses In Palakkad

'Metro Man' and BJP's freshly minted member E Sreedharan, who was initially leading in Palakkad, has lost to Congress. Palakkad's significance for the BJP is that the party came second in this seat in the last state election. The Palakkad municipality is also governed by the BJP. The Congress's Shafi Parambil won in Palakkad by over 17,000 votes in the last election. He has been fielded again on this seat by the party.
May 02, 2021 18:33 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Election trends at 6:30 pm
May 02, 2021 18:31 (IST)
Kerala Results: "Kerala Does Not Accept Communalism, Divisiveness," Says Pinarayi Vijayan

"BJP had claimed they will big win in Kerala. Senior BJP leaders made claims of forming the government. We had stated that BJP's existing seat will also not exist in Kerala. Several top BJP leaders spent their time and money in Kerala. They must understand Kerala's peculiarity. Kerala does not accept communalism, divisiveness," said Mr Vijayan.
May 02, 2021 18:27 (IST)
May 02, 2021 18:15 (IST)
West Bengal Election trends at 6:11 pm

May 02, 2021 18:14 (IST)
May 02, 2021 18:12 (IST)
Bengal Election Results: "Khelo Hobe" Did Happen And We Won In The End, Says Mamata Banerjee
May 02, 2021 18:07 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Election trends at 5:56 pm

May 02, 2021 18:03 (IST)
Election Result 2021: BJP Claims Party Office Set On Fire In Bengal
May 02, 2021 17:57 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Election trends at 5:56 pm

May 02, 2021 17:54 (IST)
Sharad Pawar Congratulates Mamata Banerjee, Pinarayi Vijayan and MK Stalin

NCP president Sharad Pawar congratulated Mamata Banerjee, Pinarayi Vijayan and MK Stalin as their parties look set to win the assembly elections in West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu respectively.
May 02, 2021 17:45 (IST)
"People Of Tamil Nadu Have Voted For Change": Rahul Gandhi's Congratulates MK Stalin
May 02, 2021 17:42 (IST)
Kerala Election Result: "Kerala Has Given Verdict In Favor Of LDF," Says Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

"Kerala has given a verdict in favor of the LDF.  But this is not the time to celebrate with great joy as COVID19 continues to spread. This is the time to continue the fight against COVID19," Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan says.
May 02, 2021 17:37 (IST)
May 02, 2021 17:33 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Election Results: Udhayanidhi Stalin Wins From Chepauk Constituency

DMK's Udhayanidhi Stalin won from the Chepauk constituency by a margin of 68,880 votes.
May 02, 2021 17:28 (IST)
Assam Election Result: Himanta Biswa Sarma Wins Jalukbari Constituency For 5th Consecutive Term
May 02, 2021 17:22 (IST)
May 02, 2021 17:21 (IST)
Assam Election Results: BJP Leading In 78 Of 126 Seats

The BJP is leading in 78 of the 126 seats, taking it far ahead of its nearest rival Congress, which campaigned hard to reclaim its one-time bastion.
May 02, 2021 17:17 (IST)
May 02, 2021 17:12 (IST)
May 02, 2021 17:11 (IST)
Assam Election Result: Jailed CAA-Activist Akhil Gogoi Wins From Sibsagar

Jailed CAA-activist Akhil Gogoi has won from Sibsagar. Mr Gogoi, a graduate from Cotton College, was contesting against BJP candidate Surabhi Rajkonwar and Congress nominee Subhramitra Gogoi.
May 02, 2021 17:02 (IST)
May 02, 2021 16:48 (IST)
Opinion: It Was BJP Who Made It Mamata vs Modi. Too Far.

West Bengal has given Modi and Shah a reality check. Prashant Kishor does not have to give up his job (as he had promised he would if the Trinamool lost). Now, over to Punjab and Uttar Pradesh for the next big fight."
May 02, 2021 16:43 (IST)
Kerala Election Results 2021: CPM's KK Ramachandran Wins From Puthukkad Constituency

CPM's KK Ramachandran wins by a margin of 27,353 votes over UDF's Sunil Anthikkad from Puthukkad assembly constituency, according to the Election Commission.
May 02, 2021 16:40 (IST)
Puducherry Election Results: BJP's A Namassivayam Wins From Mannadipet Constituency


"I am thankful to the voters for electing me as their representative. NDA will take up welfare activities for people of Puducherry and continue to work for them," he says.
May 02, 2021 16:36 (IST)
May 02, 2021 16:34 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Election Result: How Key Candidates Are Faring In Their Constituencies
May 02, 2021 16:20 (IST)
Bengal Election Results: Trinamool's Manoj Tiwari Wins Howrah North Seat
Cricketer and Trinamool Congress candidate Manoj Tiwari has won from Howrah North seat.
May 02, 2021 16:18 (IST)
May 02, 2021 16:14 (IST)
May 02, 2021 16:11 (IST)
May 02, 2021 16:10 (IST)
Bengal Election Results: "Our Approach Should Be Inclusive One," Says BJP's Chandra Bose

"We must understand the heritage and culture of Bengal, and I feel we the BJP fell short on that account. We just couldn't influence the intellectual community in Bengal, something that Mamata Banerjee had done to defeat the Left in 2011. I feel that to counter Mamata Banerjee's minority appeasement, we the BJP indulged in polarisation. And while that worked in certain pockets, it didn't work across Bengal. Our approach must be an inclusive one," BJP's Chandra Bose told NDTV.
May 02, 2021 16:08 (IST)
Kerala Election Result: Health Minister KK Shailaja Wins By Over 42,000 Votes

Kerala Health Minister Shailaja has won from Mattanur in Kannur, defeating her nearest rival by over 42,000 votes.
May 02, 2021 15:58 (IST)
May 02, 2021 15:50 (IST)
Assembly Election 2021: Film Stars Who Contested The Polls See How They Are Faring

From Kamal Haasan to Khushbu Sundar, several film stars and celebrities contested the recently-concluded Assembly Elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry and Assam."
May 02, 2021 15:44 (IST)
Assam Election Results: Congress Claims It Will Win Despite Trends Favouring BJP

Despite trends till Sunday afternoon showing a comeback for the BJP in Assam, the Congress claimed that the Grand Alliance of the opposition parties will emerge victorious and form the government once the final results are out.

All India Congress Committee National General Secretary Jitendra Singh said the trends so far will be reversed in the next two to four hours.

"I am still saying that the ''Mahajot'' will form the government. Only 3-4 rounds are over at this moment, while counting will continue for more than 15 rounds in most of the seats," said Mr Singh, the in-charge of Assam Congress.
May 02, 2021 15:40 (IST)
May 02, 2021 15:29 (IST)
May 02, 2021 15:29 (IST)
Trinamool To Win 205+ Seats, 140+ Seats For DMK In Tamil Nadu: NDTV Forecast

Bengal
Trinamool 205+
BJP 75-85

Assam
BJP 90+
Congress 35+

Kerala
LDF 90
UDF45

Tamil Nadu
DMK 140+
AIADMK 80+
May 02, 2021 15:24 (IST)
Assam Election Results: BJP Leading In 76 Seats, Congress Ahead In 49

May 02, 2021 15:21 (IST)


A Counting Agent wearing PPE kit in Khargram(SC) Assembly Constituency, Murshidabad District.

At least 15 rounds of sanitisation will be carried out at each centre, besides social distancing and other precautions, including a ban on gatherings, will be strictly followed during the counting by 95,000 officials, officials said.
May 02, 2021 15:13 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Election trends at 3:10 pm
May 02, 2021 15:10 (IST)
Bengal Election Results 2021: Mamata Banerjee Takes Lead In Nandigram, Ahead By 1,353 Votes

Mamata Banerjee is leading in Nandigram by 1,353 votes at the end of 13th round of counting.
May 02, 2021 15:07 (IST)
May 02, 2021 14:58 (IST)
Bengal Election Result: Trinamool Leading In 206 Seats, BJP No. 2, Left Gains In 1

May 02, 2021 14:53 (IST)
May 02, 2021 14:45 (IST)
Puducherry Election trends at 2:42 pm

May 02, 2021 14:42 (IST)
Bengal Election Result: Suvendu Adhikari Lead Over Mamata Banerjee Drops To 4,392 In Nandigram

BJP's Suvendu Adhikari lead over Mamata Banerjee has dropped to 4,392 votes after 12th round of counting in Nandigram.
May 02, 2021 14:37 (IST)
Assam Election Result: BPF's Sitting MLA Loses In Kokrajhar East

BPF's sitting MLA and Minister Pramila Rani Brahma loses to UPPL's Lawrence Islary in Kokrajhar East.
May 02, 2021 14:33 (IST)
May 02, 2021 14:31 (IST)
Bengal Election Results: "We Fought Hard," Prashant Kishor Tells NDTV


"We have been quite confident all along. All the BJP was doing throughout was run this massive propaganda that BJP is about to win. But we fought hard. The numbers may not seem like it is a close contest, but in reality it was. Numbers don't reflect the true fight on ground. The BJP has fought hard and like I said before, that they are definitely a formidable force here in Bengal," election strategist Prashant Kishor told NDTV.
May 02, 2021 14:19 (IST)
May 02, 2021 14:18 (IST)
West Bengal Election Results: The Big Fight In Nandigram

NDTV's Monideepa Banerjie reports: "(BJP's) Suvendu Adhikari was leading by over 10,000 votes against Mamata Banerjee. Then Mr Adhikari left his house to travel to the counting station, but on the way the margin of his lead dipped. Last I heard the current lead is around 3,000 votes. So, Mamata Banerjee has pulled back the margin somewhat, but it is still a cause of concern for her. However, counting is happening in Nandigram block-1, where there is a mixed population of all communities. Trinamool sources said when counting happens in Nandigram block-2, which is dominated by the minority community, Ms Banerjee will go past Mr Adhikari."
May 02, 2021 14:02 (IST)
Bengal Election Results 2021: Prashant Kishor's Old Tweet Trending

Prashant Kishor's tweet way back in December flooded Twitter timelines today as the Trinamool Congress of Mamata Banerjee raced to a massive tally in Bengal today, beating the BJP in a nerve-wracking battle that started years ago. Prashant Kishor had posted a big "save-this-tweet" dare to the BJP on December 21. The ruling party would "struggle to cross double digits" in the 294-member assembly, the poll strategist had said, vowing to quit Twitter if his prediction did not come true.
May 02, 2021 13:54 (IST)
May 02, 2021 13:53 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Election Result: What DMK Leader Said On Supporters Celebrating At Party Office

DMK's TKS Elangovan said that party chief MK Stalin has requested supporters to follow Covid protocols. "The cadres are simply jubilant. Our leader's advice to the cadres is that let them celebrate from their homes as Election Commission is taking serious note of any violation. We are a responsible political party," Mr Elangovan said.
May 02, 2021 13:48 (IST)
Election Result: Forecast From NDTV Election Desk, Based On Current Trends

May 02, 2021 13:46 (IST)
Bengal Election Result: "Congratulations Tigress Of Bengal," Sena's Sanjay Raut Tweets To Mamata Banerjee

As trends predicted a sweep for Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut took to twitter to congratulate her. 
May 02, 2021 13:38 (IST)
May 02, 2021 13:32 (IST)
May 02, 2021 13:29 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Election trends at 1:23 pm

May 02, 2021 13:27 (IST)
West Bengal Election Results: Expert On 3 Things That Worked For Mamata Banerjee

"Three things have worked for Mamata Banerjee - 1. Playing the underdog. It has worked in the past for Indira Gandhi and more recently Arvind Kejriwal... now it has worked for Mamata Banerjee, who was seen in a wheelchair, being targeted by big leaders day and night. The underdog has given a stupendous performance. 2. The second thing that has worked for Mamata Banerjee is the consolidation of the minority votes. The BJP went so strongly with its Hindutva that the anxious minority community came together. That is something BJP must learn about states with a large minority population - that it must not go so strong with Hindutva. That being said, the Congress has been completely decimated in Bengal with Mamata Banerjee walking away with the complete minority vote. And 3. COVID-19 surge went against the BJP. The last three phases of election saw a huge Covid factor playing against the BJP, and Mamata Banerjee capitalised on it. If you see the last three phases of elections, the BJP's performance completely dropped," political commentator Arati Jerath told NDTV.
May 02, 2021 13:24 (IST)
Kerala Election Results: BJP Candidate And 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan Leading In Palakkad

'Metro Man' and BJP's freshly minted member E Sreedharan is winning in Kerala's Palakkad with 6,754 votes. His party is leading in 4 seats in the state, latest trends show.
May 02, 2021 13:22 (IST)
May 02, 2021 13:21 (IST)
West BengalElection Results: Trinamool's Madan Mitra Leads In Kamarhati

Trinamool's Madan Mitra is leading by over 18,000 votes in Kamarhati constituency. Mr Mitra has been challenged by BJP's Anindya Raju Banarjee and CPI(M)'s Sayandip Mitra in  the constituency.
May 02, 2021 13:16 (IST)
West Bengal Election Results: What Poll Expert N Ram Said

"Mamata Banerjee must focus on her governance from here on. There was a lot of discontent among the people of Bengal. In fact, in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the electorate of the Left completely gravitated to the BJP as they preferred even the BJP to that of Mamata Banerjee," The Hindu's N Ram told NDTV.
May 02, 2021 13:12 (IST)