BJP Celebrates In Bengal As Saffron Surge Reaches Neck-And-Neck With Trinamool In Current LeadsUpdated: May 23, 2019 12:49 IST
West Bengal is looking at a saffron surge as the BJP is racing towards an impressive score, closing the gap fast with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress as votes are counted for the national election today. Analysts read the results in Bengal as the "Left turning right". The Left's vote share of 30 per cent has transferred to the BJP, analysts say. In the 2014 general elections, BJP had won only two parliamentary constituencies, while TMC garnered 34 seats. West Bengal went to polls in all seven phases from April 11 to May 19.