Mamata Banerjee is all set to retain power in West Bengal with increased majority. In 2011, TMC won 184 seats and is set to cross 200 seats mark in the upcoming elections.
Exit polls suggested that Mamata will retain the power and with seats more than expected through slightly reduced majority between 165 and 170 seats.
It is predicted that Mamata Banerjee is set to cross the 200 seats in the 294 assembly seats wiping out the Left Front and the Congress.
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Mamata Banerjee is all set to get ready for a second term as chief minister and there are celebrations outside her residence.
Mamata Banerjee was in “back foot” in the run up of elections as she was caught in Saradha chit fund scam and the Narada sting operation.
In Kolkata, the collapse of a flyover that killed 27 people added to her sufferings.
Modi accused Mamata Banerjee of playing politics over the tragedy.
PM Modi called the disaster “God’s message to people to save West Bengal from Trinamool Congress”.
BJP aggression helped candidate in Jorasanko where the Vivekananda flyover had fallen.
In Kharagpur, the BJP state president is leading.
Beginning from April 4, 1961, the elections were held in 6 phases including 198 candidates in the fight.
80 per cent turnout was observed in all the phases of the elections.
Mamata Banerjee has been confident about TMC’s win, during the campaign, despite a very spirited opposition campaign in the state.
“Today the fourth phase of polls are on. After this phase of polls, we have already attained the majority mark, needed to form the new government. After the results are announced you can check it,” the Trinamool chief had said addressing a poll meeting during the elections.
Across the 90 venues which was spead across all over the state, counting of the 294 seats was done across these venues.
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At all these centres, a three-tier security has been put in place with Sec 144 being imposed on a 100 metre radius of the venues.
By the central forces , inner most security layer is being manned and state police personnel is not allowed to enter the counting hall.