While a direct flight is anticipated between the BJP and the TMC on most of the seats, the CPI (M)-Congress-ISF alliance has made the battle triangular on seeing seats. Source- ABP NEWS
The eighth and the last phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections ended yesterday, and people await the results for the 294 assembly seats. The most intense political battle was observed in Bengal with Mamata Banerjee leaving her home seat Bhawanipore and contesting from Nandigram against the former ally now BJP Leader, Suvendu Adhikari.
The state of West Bengal has recorded an average of around 80 percent polling. While they expected a straight fight between the BJP and the TMC on most of the seats, the CPI (M)-Congress-ISF alliance has made the battle triangular on several seats. Bengal experienced the most critical assembly elections in 2021 with factors like NRC, CAA, and religious polarisation, the most important one which is expected to be the decider of the results will be the handling of COVID-19.
Feedback on Major Parties
While BJP is facing criticism at a national level for Covid mismanagement, Mamata's TMC is confronting strong anti-occupancy sentiment after ruling the state for 10 years. The results for the 294 seats will be declared on May 2nd, 2021.
As per the survey, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to make crucial inroads in Bengal, with bagging as much as 39 percent vote share. It is to be remarked that the saffron party secured merely a 10 percent vote share in the 2016 Assembly polls. In a massive jolt, the Congress+Left alliance is most likely to lose its grounds in West Bengal, as projections suggest it will secure only a 15 percent vote share. In the 2016 Assembly polls, Congress Left had secured a gigantic 3 percent vote share.