The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are locked in a detailed contest for West Bengal’s 294 seats, exit polls confirmed on Thursday. Six out of 9 exit polls gave chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s get together an higher hand within the fiercely fought election battle, whereas the remaining predicted that the BJP had a bonus.
Nonetheless, the exit polls predicted that the BJP was set to make enormous inroads into Bengal, taking ahead its success story that started in 2019, when the get together received 18 of the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats.
2016 outcomes: The TMC received 211 of the 293 seats it contested. The BJP might handle simply three (it contested 291 seats). The alliance of Left events and the Congress received 76 seats. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha received three, whereas one seat was received by an unbiased candidate.
Republic CNX: BJP 138-148 seats, TMC 128-138 seats, Left+ 11-21
ETG Research: BJP 105-115 (39.1% vote share), TMC 164-176 (42.4% vote share), Left+ 10-15
ABP CVoter: BJP 109-121, TMC 152-164, Left+ 14-25
Times Now CVoter: BJP 115, TMC 158, Left+ 19
P-MARQ: BJP+ 112-132, TMC+ 152-172, Left+ 10-15
Jan Ki Baat: BJP 162-185, TMC 104-121, Left+ 3-9
POLLSTRAT: BJP 125-135, TMC 142-152, Left+ 16-26
India Today-Axis: BJP+ 134-160 TMC+: 130-156
Today’s Chanakya: BJP+ 108, TMC +180
The massive contest
The highlight is on the battle floor state of Bengal, the place the BJP is seeking to finish a decade-long-rule of the TMC. The run-up to the eight-phase polls and the month-long voting train within the state have been full of thundering rallies, high-pitched disagreement and a collection of controversies that catapulted Bengal to the centre stage of nationwide politics.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union house minister Amit Shah led the BJP’s cost, Banerjee tried to place up a spirited defence in her bid for a 3rd straight time period. The BJP management has set a goal of successful no less than 200 of the state’s 294 seats. On the opposite hand, the TMC maintains its rival won’t cross the three-figure mark.
Development, polarisation, caste politics, corruption, infiltration and a conflict of cultures have dominated the political rhetoric.
The BJP has promised all-round improvement within the state, accused the TMC of rampant corruption and appeasement politics, and promised to cease infiltration via the Bangladesh border. The TMC has denied all costs and termed the BJP a celebration of “outsiders” that didn’t perceive Bengal’s points. According to analysts, the BJP has centered on consolidating Hindu votes reducing throughout caste strains, whereas the TMC has tried to attraction to the bigger concept of Bengaliness.
Both sides petitioned the Election Commission in opposition to the opposite on a variety of events, with the TMC alleging the ballot watchdog of working beneath the strain of the Centre’s ruling BJP. An enormous controversy erupted within the state after 4 individuals have been killed in firing by central forces in Cooch Behar’s Sitalkuchi through the fourth section of polling.
Bengal has historically voted overwhelmingly in favour of the get together that involves energy. But will or not it’s the identical this time? Exit polls recommend in any other case. To make sure, exit polls have gotten it incorrect usually previously with a piece of analysts arguing that the temper of a handful of voters surveyed for the train couldn’t characterize the true image. So, it’s over to the counting day.
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