DMK leading in Tamil Nadu; Left Front wins Kerala; BJP maintains Assam and Puducherry
Striving to prove that “Bangla nijer meyekei chaye” (Bengal wants its own daughter), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has won from the Nandigram constituency by a narrow margin of 1,200 votes.
Making the game of thrones in Bengal more interesting, Mamata chose Nandigram over her home turf Bhabanipur seat this time to test her fate in the 2021 elections. It was the agitation in Nandigram and Singur against the Left government’s land acquisition policies that made Mamata Banerjee the Chief Minister of West Bengal. Nandigram witnessed a high voltage “Khela” (game of power) on April 1 in the second phase of West Bengal assembly polls.
The constituency has seen a direct contest between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her former ministerial colleague Suvendu Adhikari, who had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in December last year.
In West Bengal, TMC was leading in 215 seats as compared to 75 by BJP. In Tamil Nadu, DMK was leading in 152 seats over 81 of AIADMK. In Kerela, the Left Front was heading for a win in 99 seats, wile the Congress-led UDF was leading in 41 seats. The only consolation for BJP was Assam, where it was leading in 74 seats over the Congress-led alliance which was ahead in 50 seats.
This is a developing story. Final results and tallies are expected by the end of the day.