West Bengal noticed a three-cornered battle between the Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress-Left-ISF alliance
The much-anticipated exit ballot outcomes for West Bengal will likely be introduced at 7.30 pm, an hour after polling for the eighth and ultimate part ended on Thursday.
As per the Election Commission’s norms, exit polls may be revealed at 7.30 pm right this moment (29 April, Thursday) — an hour after polls shut.
The counting of votes will happen on Sunday, 2 May.
The state noticed a three-cornered battle between the Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and the Left-Congress-ISF alliance. While the BJP was thought-about a marginal participant in West Bengal on the time of the earlier Assembly election 2016, it has emerged as a robust contender following its efficiency within the 2019 Lok Sabha election. The TMC is looking for to win its third straight time period within the state.
The West Bengal Assembly has a complete of 294 seats.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has exuded confidence that her get together will win over 200 seats, whereas the BJP wouldn’t cross the 70-seat mark. However, the get together’s ballot strategist Prashant Kishor had claimed the BJP’s wins can be restricted to 100 constituencies.
BJP chief JP Nadda, on his half, has stated his get together had already crossed the bulk mark (148) by the sixth part of the polling and it will solely add extra numbers by the point all eight phases have polled. He stated individuals had reposed their religion strongly within the saffron camp.
Banerjee has stated the EC was performing like a “mouthpiece of the BJP” within the election and he or she and her get together had been handled like an opposition camp within the state and this she wouldn’t neglect.
Nadda stated Banerjee had run a adverse marketing campaign primarily based on false narratives and neither gave a report card on her governance for 10 years nor a roadmap for the way in which forward.
Mamata Banerjee: Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is up in opposition to get together turncoat Suvendu Adhikari, who’s competing in opposition to her on a BJP ticket from the Nandigram Assembly constituency.
Banerjee additionally confronted competitors from former pupil chief and CPM candidate Minakshi Mukherjee.
Suvendu Adhikari: The BJP fielded Mamata Banerjee’s protégé-turned-rival Suvendu Adhikari in opposition to the West Bengal chief minister from the Nandigram Assembly constituency.
Adhikari’s candidature was introduced on 6 March, months after he joined the BJP in December. Adhikari was earlier a staunch help of Banerjee, notably throughout the land agitation of Nandigram. He had resigned because the state transport minister in November 2020.
Babul Supriyo: The BJP fielded MP and singer Babul Supriyo from the Tollygunge Assembly constituency within the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls.
Supriyo was given the berth of Union Minister of State, Ministry of Urban Development, and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation on 9 November, 2014. In July 2016, his portfolio was modified to Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
Srijan Bhattacharya: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has fielded Srijan Bhattacharya from the Singur constituency.
The Students’ Federation of India West Bengal secretary contested in opposition to TMC’s Becharam Manna and BJP’s Rabindra Nath Bhattacharya within the fourth part of polls.