West Bengal Election 2021: Result date, counting time, majority seats, exit poll results and more
New Delhi, Apr 30: Results of the assembly elections in West Bengal will be declared on May 2, along with four states including Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Union Territory of Puducherry.
While Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry went to polls in single phase, Assam and West Bengal had multiple phases. Assam had three phases while West Bengal had 8.
The first round of the polling took place on March 27, followed by the subsequent phases on April 1, 6, 10, 17, 22 and 26 respectively.
West Bengal Election 2021 Results timings
The date of counting votes of the West Bengal legislative election is May 2. The counting of votes will begin in the early morning around 8 am and the final results will be declared by evening, on the same day.
How many constituencies are there in West Bengal?
The state consists of a total of 294 constituencies. The term of current West Bengal Legislative Assembly is scheduled to end on 30 May 2021.
West Bengal Election Results 2021: What to Expect
The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are locked in a bitter fight in the high-stakes West Bengal polls.
While Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) is looking for a third straight term in office, the Prime Minister Narendra-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leaving no stone unturned to make sure lotus blooms in West Bengal.
This will be the first electoral contest between the two parties since this year's Lok Sabha polls, which saw the BJP emerging as the main opposition in the state, with 18 of the 42 seats in its kitty, just four less than that of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).
For the BJP, the challenge is to live up to its performance in the parliamentary polls, whereas the TMC will try hard to regain its lost political ground.
West Bengal Election Results 2021 parties involved
The witnessed a three-cornered fight between the Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party and the Left-Congress-ISF alliance. The Sanjukta Morcha comprises parties like the Indian Secular Front (ISF), Left Front and the Indian National Congress (INC).
Under the Sanjukta Morcha, the ISF is contesting in 37 seats, Congress in 92 seats and the Left Front at 165 seats. The BJP and the Trinamool have fielded their candidates for all 294 seats.
West Bengal election Results 2021: Majority mark
The Bengal Legislative Assembly has 294 seats while the majority mark is 148.
West Bengal Election Results 2021: Key Candidates
- Mamata Banerjee
- Suvendu Adhikari
- Agnimitra Paul
- Sayoni Ghosh
- Srabanti Chatterjee
- Partha Chatterjee
- Payel Sarkar
- Ratna Chatterjee
- Rudranil Ghosh
- Sovandeb Chattopadhyay
- Locket Chatterjee
- Mukul Roy
- Kaushani Mukherjee
- Babul Supriyo
- Aroop Biswas
- Swapan Dasgupta
West Bengal Election Results 2021: Phase-wise voter turnout
Phase 1: 79.79 per cent
Phase 2: 80 per cent
Phase 3: 77.68 per cent
Phase 4: 76.16 per cent
Phase 5: 78.36 per cent
Phase 6: 79.11 per cent
Phase 7: 75.06 per cent
Phase 8: 75.07 per cent
West Bengal Election Results 2021: What exit polls say
Exit poll results for West Bengal state elections projected a cliffhanger in West Bengal. Most exit polls predicts that Mamata Banerjee may make it past the majority mark with 152 seats. The polls hints that the Trinamool's tally will drop sharply with the making huge gains.
Meanwhile, India News-Jan Ki Baat predicts a win for the BJP while the Republic TV-CNX predicts a hung assembly.
West Bengal Election Results 2021: What happened in 2016
In 2016, TMC put up a stunning victory in West Bengal winning 211 of the 294 seats, bettering its 2011 tally of 184 seats. Congress won 44 seats and the Left Front won 33 seats fighting within an alliance.