Reds kicked out of red bastion
Kolkata: The biggest story of general elections 2009 is not Manmohan Singh's victory, Its the fall of red bastion of West Bengal.
CPI M lead left front has been ruling West Bengal uninterruptedly for 32 years. This is the LF's worst performance since 1977.
The Trinamool-Congress combine could end up with 26 seats, reducing the Left Front to 15. BJ P's Jaswant Singh won the Darjeeling seat.
In the 2004 elections, the Left Front had finished with a whopping 35 seats, while the Congress and the Trinamool had to be satisfied with six and one respectively.
But this time, the LF could end up losing 20 of the seats it won five years back.