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